International Museum of Art
Explore the astonishing wonders of the west.
Housed within a historic residence designed by Henry C. Trost, your group will find El Paso's International Museum of Art, the art museum that contains works from Africa, Mexico, the Southwest, and local artists.
This 1908 mansion was built for William Ward Turney, a local legislator, lawyer, and rancher. In 1940 the mansion was sold to the women who began the museum, their collection actually starting in 1925. In 1947 the museum was officially opened with various minerals, clothing, and pottery on display on the second floor of the home. The first floor was dedicated to Bundles for Britain (later Bundles for America), a women's war effort that made clothing for allied soldiers overseas.
Today a visit to the museum will show you many fine permanent collections along with 2 changing galleries. The collections include the Western Art Gallery, Kolliker Gallery, Mexican Revolution, African Art Gallery Red Room, Alan Bean, Carolyn Bunch Collection, Chinese Rubbings, Buddhas, Furniture, and Boehm Birds. There are student art tours and art classes available, as well as general public self-exploration tours.