Shop Downtown- Dwntwn Shopping is your chance to experience the border culture and unique shopping opportunities at retailers such as Krystal Jeans and Hollands with delicious authentic food from a variety of eateries such as La Feria Grill or Café Colon among others. Come this weekend to have this wonderful experience.
Digie is the first 3-D Digital Wall of its kind in the United States and the second in the world to the Copenhagen Museum Wall. Visitors can upload personal memories, pictures, films, music or texts or create postcards and send them to any location in the world. This Wall will connect generations through images from El Paso’s past, present and future. It will celebrate the El Paso’s historic imagery throughout the nation and worldwide via global networking.
People are able to upload photos to Digie using the website www.digie.org. You will be able to share your culture, history, heritage, family, etc. on Digie.
Digital Wall by the numbers:
• 5 five 95” touch LED TV screens make the Wall
• Currently more than 6,000 photographs in the database
In 2014, the University of Texas at El Paso celebrates its 100th birthday. Originally called the Texas School of Mines, it was founded in 1914 to educate mining engineers for the bi-national region surrounding El Paso’s smelters. We honor UTEP as an El Paso Giant for recognizing that every student deserves the opportunity to pursue his or her individual desires to learn. UTEP offers all residents of our border region an affordable education at what is rapidly becoming a first class research institution. UTEP is a Giant which will continue to grow in size and strength for, and with the help of, the El Paso community. Share the dream
An Interactive cultural/ethnographic covering several generations in two El Paso neighborhoods. Segundo Barrio and Chihuahuita.
A traditional, chronological journey through the major events and influences that have shaped El Paso into the city we experience today. The cannon is from the Mexican Revolution period, around 1910. The ox-cart was used to haul goods along the Camino Real (King’s Road) reaching from Santa Fe, NM to Mexico City
As El Paso changed from a small adobe village to a railroad center built of brick and lumber, the possibility of disastrous fires dramatically increased. Not until El Paso organized a volunteer fire department, with City funded equipment, could the community seriously consider building up and out. The exhibit includes the El Paso Fire Department’s 1901 Steamer, Engine No. 2, and other early fire memorabilia.
As a logical successor to the EPMA’s first Modern Masters Series: Highlights from the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum installment that explored the beginnings of Cubism in works by Paul Cézanne and Pablo Picasso, this second Guggenheim focus installation-Vasily Kandinsky and Franz Marc: Expressionism and Der Blaue Reiter-examines the bold and colorful energy of two leaders of German Expressionism, which followed closely on the heels of Cubism as the next major modernist style of the early twentieth century.
Along with the Dresden-centered Die Brücke (The Bridge), Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider) represented the core of German Expressionism, a movement which borrowed ideas from painters like Vincent van Gogh, and that influenced subsequent generations of artists, including Neo-Expressionists in the 1970s. Led by Kandinsky and Marc, Der Blaue Reiter focused on the psychology and emotion of colors and spirituality in art.
The pair of Guggenheim works by Kandinsky and Marc-Landscape with Factory Chimney (1910) and White Bull (Der Stier, 1911), respectively-demonstrate the powerful beginnings of Der Blaue Reiter. They express the artists’ mutual interest in expressive, arbitrary, and brilliant saturated colors, bold simplified forms, and symbolic interpretations of the natural world. The works also illustrate each man’s unique vision: Marc’s empathetic connection with the animal world and Kandinsky’s inclination toward abstraction.
Together, the paintings evoke a brief but significant moment in twentieth-century modernism as Kandinsky returned to his native Russia only a few years later, compelled by the outbreak of World War I, and Marc died serving in the German army, while stationed on the Western front.
Finally, another key feature of Der Blaue Reiter was its theoretical focus on the connection between visual art and music. Therefore, it is especially fitting that among the many related programs being planned around the exhibition is a free performance of the Kandinsky-Alfred Schnittke work titled The Yellow Sound (Der Gelbe Klang), by the El Paso Opera.
As El Paso welcomes thousands of bowlers to the USBC bowling championships, the El Paso Exploreum Children’s Museum is opening its “Science of Bowling” exhibit at 300 W. San Antonio Ave. to explain exactly what it takes for one ball to knock down ten pins!
Did you know a bowling ball can float? Did you know that understanding physics can help you deliver a perfect hook? Did you realize the amount of oil on a lane requires you to change your technique? The Science of Bowling answers those questions and more.
On Wednesday, March 4, Science of Bowling opens at the El Paso Exploreum, directly across the street from the El Paso Convention Center, home of the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships through July. The majority of the exhibit is free, located inside the museum lobby. Additional exhibit elements are located inside the museum complementing the existing permanent collection and require an entry fee.
With equipment and support provided by El Paso’s Fiesta and Oasis Bowling Lanes, the USBC, International Bowling Campus Youth Development, and the J. Edward and Helen M.C. Stern Foundation, the Science of Bowling addresses science, technology, engineering, math, physics, and even health. National manufacturers, including Hammer, Storm, Columbia and Kegel, provided sectioned bowling balls and pins to show how complicated equipment can be. The exhibit appeals to all ages. It gives students the opportunity to learn bowling technique while focusing on complex science concepts such as Newton’s Laws of Physics. Adults will see how the USBC regulates bowling equipment and learn about local pros. Younger children will experience the fun of bowling through lightweight Bowler’s Ed kits or the new virtual bowling exhibit.
The El Paso/Juarez Historical Museum will have a display on the history of the “City of Crosses”, it will start in 1849 when it was surveyed by Lt. Delos Bennett Sackett in 1849.
The Consulate General of Mexico is pleased to invite the bi-national community of El Paso del Norte region to the opening of the photographic exhibition “Serendipity” by Miguel Seañez.
“Serendipity” – Discovery or happenstance that occurs when you are looking for something different.
In this collection, Seañez experiments with the unexpected result of capturing images unplanned as its main objective, enhancing the positive effect in the creative process when an artist gets used to have an open mind to new options and possibilities. In other words, this exhibition celebrates the beauty of spontaneity and mysticism that the photographer continuously gets in his artistic production as he is distracted by elements or outside the focus situations.