1. El Paso Museum of Art
What is it? A permanent collection of over 7,000 works of art from the Byzantine era to the present, with a focus on Mexican, European and American art from the 12th to the 18th centuries.
Why go? The El Paso Museum of Art has a vibrant, powerful collection of masterworks by modernists like Milton Avery and Max Weber, notable El Paso natives like Tom Lea and Impressionists such as Frank Boggs, Henry O. Tanner and Edward Bannister – just to name a few. Budget at least a couple hours for wandering around the space, since, in addition to the permanent collection, there are always awesome special exhibits to enjoy.