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Exhibitions

Current

The El Paso Museum of History offers visitors a bilingual, multi-cultural experience through exhibitions that focus on the history of El Paso del Norte (The Pass of the North). The permanent and rotating exhibitions in the museum’s six galleries feature history beginning from pre-Spanish contact to present. 

Black Survival Guide, or How to Live Through a Police Riot

Black Survival Guide, or How to Live Through a Police Riot

Apr 21, 2022 - Jul 22, 2022

2nd Floor, Gallery D

In 2018, the Delaware Art Museum commissioned artist Hank Willis Thomas to respond to the powerful and community-changing public response that followed the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on April 4, 1968. Combining historic newspaper photographs with the historic pamphlet Black Survival Guide, or How to Live Through a Police Riot, Thomas created a powerfully unique physical and visual viewing experience. The resulting work of art sheds light on the past in the context of today.

Black Survival Guide, or How to Live Through a Police Riot is organized by

Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, Delaware.

Support Provided by Art Bridges

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Neighborhoods and Shared Memories: Manhattan Heights

Neighborhoods and Shared Memories: Manhattan Heights

Mar 17, 2022 - Mar 18, 2023

2nd Floor, Neighborhoods Gallery

This exhibit looks at the historic neighborhood of Manhattan Heights, located in Central El Paso between Alabama Street and Memorial Park. Our installation highlights the development of the Manhattan Heights community through Crockett Elementary School, St. Albans Episcopal Church, Memorial Park, and more.

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Dolores Huerta: Revolution in the Fields / Revolución en los Campos

Dolores Huerta: Revolution in the Fields / Revolución en los Campos

Mar 31, 2022 - Jun 26, 2022

1st Floor, Gallery B

Dolores Huerta: Revolution in the Fields / Revolución en los Campos shares the compelling story of legendary activist and leader Dolores Huerta (b.1930) and the farm workers movement of the 1960s and 70s. It is a quintessentially American tale of struggle and sacrifice, of courage and victory. The exhibition, which features bilingual text (English-Spanish), explores Huerta’s public life as an activist and co-founder of the United Farm Workers (UFW), and what led her to become a Latina civil rights icon. In her life as a communicator, organizer, lobbyist, and contract negotiator, teacher, mother, her unparalleled leadership skills helped dramatically improve the lives of farm workers.

Dolores Huerta: Revolution in the Fields / Revolución en los Campos is organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service in collaboration with the National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C. This exhibition received federal support from the Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center.

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Historias: Stories of El Paso- El Paso's Black History

Historias: Stories of El Paso- El Paso's Black History

Apr 21, 2022 -

Virtual Exhibit

In honor of Black History Month, the El Paso Museum of History invites the public to celebrate and honor African American peoples, culture, and heritage with the third installment of Historias: Stories of El Paso- El Paso’s Black History. Historias is a virtual community curated exhibit of stories, memories of life, traditions, people, experiences and more told in the form of photographs, artwork, and oral histories.


This installment of Historias will complement the El Paso Museum of History ’s upcoming art installation: Black Survival Guide, or How to Live Through a Police Riot by Hank Willis Thomas and brought to us by Delaware Art Museum, opening April 22, 2022. Generous support for this project provided by Art Bridges. 

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Resilience: Remembering August 3rd

Resilience: Remembering August 3rd

1st Floor, Lobby Gallery

This exhibition aims to highlight the El Paso community’s strength, endurance and love in the face of adversity. Resilience is this community’s hallmark, as it collectively heals and stands strong in love in the face of racism and hate.

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