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Early El Paso Art Opens at the El Paso Museum of Art

Untitled by Audley Dean Nicols

Untitled by Audley Dean Nicols

Into the Desert Light: Early El Paso Art (1850-1960)
The El Paso Museum of Art
January 24 to March 14, 2010

Join the El Paso Museum of Art on Sunday, January 24, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. for the public opening of Into the Desert Light: Early El Paso Art (1850-1960). This event is free to the public.

Into the Desert Light: Early El Paso Art (1850-1960)

In honor of the El Paso Museum of Art’s fiftieth anniversary of its founding it is presenting an exhibition of over 50 artists who worked in this region from 1850-1960. Primarily consisting of landscape paintings of the desert, this exhibition demonstrates the popularity of this subject inspired by the light of the Chihuahua desert. In addition to numerous, important desert vistas, also included are other works influenced by European modernism, portraits, still-life paintings and images of the city as it grew. Well-known artists such as Tom Lea, Fremont Ellis, Jose Cisneros, Peter Hurd and Manuel Acosta are included, but also under-recognized artists such as Lewis Teel, Hari Kidd, Jose Aceves, Eugene Thurston and Berla Emeree.

An associated exhibition catalog/book funded by the Center for the Advancement and Study of Early Texas Art (C.A.S.E.T.A.), The El Paso Museum of Art Foundation, and many other private donors is being concurrently published for this occasion. This catalog/book will be available in the Museum Store for purchase beginning January 24, 2010.

Untitled by Audley Dean Nicols

Untitled by Audley Dean Nicols

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