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Merienda Talk: World War II, Through the Eyes of Tom Lea

Start Date: May 25, 2022
End Date: May 25, 2022
From: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Free Event - Join EPMH for our latest “Merienda Talk” as we learn more about artist Tom Lea’s experience as a war correspondent during World War II. Hired by LIFE magazine to cover the frontlines, Lea traveled across the various theatres of war with the United States Navy. During this time, he created two of his most famous works: The Price and That 2,000 Yard Stare. Adair Margo, founder of the Tom Lea Institute, will lead the discussion, highlighting Lea’s role as visitors explore our current exhibit “El Paso’s Homegrown: World War II”.

With light refreshments.


“Merienda Talks” are a free ongoing series at the El Paso Museum of History that explore current exhibits through informal conversation with experts. In Mexico, “merienda” is a time to share conversation with friends over a bite to eat. In the spirit of merienda, our talks bring the public and professionals together to discover exhibits through discussion.


Part of the El Paso Museums & Cultural Affairs Family.