Events Calendar

 

Apr
27
Mon
Digital Wall: Digie @ El Paso Museum of History
Apr 27 @ 9:00 am – 8:00 pm

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

The Changing Pass @ El Paso Museum of History
Apr 27 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

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

Up in Smoke: The Early Days in the El Paso Fire Department @ El Paso Museum of History
Apr 27 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

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.

Vasily Kandinsky and Franz Marc Expressionism and Der Blaue Reiter @ El Paso Museum of Art
Apr 27 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

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.

El Paso Chihuahuas Home Game @ Southwest University Park
Apr 27 @ 6:35 pm – 7:35 pm

El Paso Chihuahuas vs. Salt Lake Bees

Night Owl Mondays @ Night Owl Pub & Grill
Apr 27 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

The spanking new bar in downtown El Paso is open for business and the activities, entertainment, and food and drink specials are already in place.

Night Owl Pub & Grill is about Craft beer draft pub, wine, sake, champagne, cider (with an amazing food menu bursting with amazing tastes coming in the spring) and awesome entertainment!

Night Owl is doing battling the case of Mondays with a night of Trivia and Comedy Open Mic stand up filled with awesome drink specials.

Apr
28
Tue
Digital Wall: Digie @ El Paso Museum of History
Apr 28 @ 9:00 am – 8:00 pm

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

History Tours of Scottish Rite Temple @ Scottish Rite Temple
Apr 28 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

The El Paso Scottish Rite Temple offers FREE walking tours of the historic building Tuesdays and Thursdays starting at 9 am. Learn about El Paso’s masonic history, the design and architecture of the temple, and see the breathtaking theater which influenced the El Paso Symphony Orchestra!

The Changing Pass @ El Paso Museum of History
Apr 28 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

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

Up in Smoke: The Early Days in the El Paso Fire Department @ El Paso Museum of History
Apr 28 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

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.