Celebrate Black History Month with these history and art exhibits in El Paso.
Still We Rise: El Paso’s Black Experience
The El Paso Museum of History will hold an opening on February 25 for their “Still We Rise: El Paso’s Black Experience” exhibit.
“Tracing back to the first documented African American individuals in El Paso, this exhibition highlights generations of Afro descendants’ contributions to the region as they built businesses, homes, and neighborhoods during slavery, Jim Crow era, and beyond,” a statement on the El Paso Museum of History website reads.
The exhibit runs from February 25 through January 13, 2024.
- What: Still We Rise: El Paso’s Black Experience
- Where: El Paso Museum of History
- Address: 510 N. Santa Fe St., El Paso, Texas 79901
- When: Opening February 25 and exhibit runs through Jan. 13, 2024
- Museum Hours: Wednesday through Saturday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
- More information: https://epmuseumofhistory.org/visit/programming/show/74
From Selma to El Paso with Dan Webb
The City of El Paso will hold a streetcar tour in conjunction with the El Paso Museum of History’s opening of the “Still We Rise: El Paso’s Black Experience” exhibit.
“The El Paso Streetcar and the El Paso Museum of History are proud to host 1st Sgt Dan Webb, USA, Retired(Ret) on the streetcar in honor of Black History Month,” a statement on the event site reads. “Mr. Webb will be talking about his personal experiences growing up during the Civil Rights movement, his time in the US military, and his “retirement” years here in El Paso.”
- Where: Meet at Cleveland Square Park 510 North Santa Fe Street El Paso, TX 79901
- When: Sat, February 25, 2023, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM MST
- Hours: 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
- Cost: Free but you must RSVP by clicking here.
There Is a Woman in Every Color: Black Women in Art
The El Paso Museum of Art will have an exhibit on display through May 14. This exhibit is organized by the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.
“There Is a Woman in Every Color: Black Women in Art examines the representation of Black women over the past two centuries. Featuring more than forty works of art from the Bowdoin College Museum of Art’s collection, the show will confront the history of marginalization and make visible the presence of women of color in the history of American art,” a statement on the El Paso Museum of Art website reads.
- What: There Is a Woman in Every Color: Black Women in Art
- Where: El Paso Museum of Art
- Address: One Arts Festival Plaza, El Paso, TX 79901
- When: February 3 – May 14
- Museum hours: Wednesday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
- More information: https://epma.art/art/exhibitions/there-is-a-woman-in-every-color-black-women-in-art
Resistance Through Black Joy
The Art Gallery is open to the public from February 7th-February 24th.
- Where: University of Texas at El Paso’s Union Building, East, Union Gallery (Second Floor),
- Address: 500 West University Ave. , El Paso, Tx
- When: February 7th-February 24th
- Hours: Monday- Saturday: 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. and Sunday: 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 a.m.