El Paso Museum of Art hosts ‘Images of Mexico’ exhibition

The city’s El Paso Art Museum invites the public to visit the new exhibition, Luces y Sombras: Images of Mexico, which opens on Thursday, April 7.

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — Officials at the city’s El Paso Art Museum invite the public to visit the new exhibit, Luces y Sombras: Images of Mexico, which opens Thursday, April 7.

The new exhibit features more than 100 photographs from the Bank of America collection, dating from the 1920s to the present day. The collection explores a timeline of modern Mexican history, including the last century of indigenous roots that reflect the survival of communal traditions and the reality of social marginalization.

Here in El Paso, we owe much of our rich cultural history to ties with our southern neighbors in Mexico. Our next exhibition, Luces y Sombras: Images of Mexico, celebrates the collaboration of cultures and an appreciation of art that knows no boundaries. Through this exhibit, made possible by Bank of America’s Art in Our Communities, which lends exhibits free of charge to museums and nonprofits, we hope to illuminate diverse cultural traditions and expand access to the arts.

Kristi Marcum, President of Bank of America El Paso

The exhibit was loaned through the Bank of America Art in our Communities® program, which was established in 2009 to share the company’s art collection with the widest possible audience. Since then, more than 140 exhibitions have been loaned under this unique program.

“We are delighted to have these photos on loan from Bank of America,” said Ben Fyffe, general manager of cultural affairs and recreation. “Our deep roots in Mexican culture will be reflected in the photographs featured in the exhibit.”

The exhibition is free and open to the public and will be on view through August 17, 2022. For more information about the exhibition and programming, visit the El Paso Museum of Art at www.epma.art.

The Family Show includes the following events:

Art conference: 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, July 14

Family day: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 23

Photo workshop: noon on Friday August 5

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