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Launched in 2005, The Museums and Cultural Affairs Department (MCAD) combines the expertise and resources of the previous Museums Department and the Arts & Cultural Department. MCAD's is a more efficient entity designed to better serve El Paso's citizens and visitors with opportunities to experience the region's unique artistic and cultural heritage.

Staff Directory

Ben Fyffe   fyffebe@elpasotexas.gov (915) 212-1766
Misty Castañeda Administrative Assistant to the Director castanedam@elpasotexas.gov (915) 212-1767
Luz Marquez Business and Financial Manager marquezLZ@elpasotexas.gov (915) 212-1781
Norma Prieto Senior Accountant prietonx@elpasotexas.gov (915) 212-1771
Martha Grijalva Accounting/Payroll Clerk grijalvamx@elpasotexas.gov (915) 212-1773
Raquel Ortiz Accounting/Payroll Clerk ortizr@elpasotexas.gov (915) 212-1774
Patricia Dalbin Public Art Program Manager dalbinp@elpasotexas.gov (915) 212-1776
Jeff Howell Capital Improvement Project Associate howelljb@elpasotexas.gov (915) 212-1769
Erik Gomez Capital Improvement Project Associate gomezex1@elpasotexas.gov (915) 212-1782
Socorro Q. Diamondstein Cultural Funding Coordinator diamondsteinsq@elpasotexas.gov (915) 212-1768
Christopher Espinoza Production Coordinator espinozac@elpasotexas.gov (915) 212-1777
Rebecca Munoz Artist Market Coordinator munozra@elpasotexas.gov (915)212-1780
Michael A. Tomor Ph.D. Art Museum Director tomormx@elpasotexas.gov (915) 532-1707
Julia Bussinger History Museum Director bussingerjh@elpasotexas.gov (915) 351-3588
Julia Bussinger Archaeology Museum Acting Director bussingerjh@elpasotexas.gov (915) 755-4332


Locations
Cultural Affairs Division

Museums and Cultural Affairs Department
    400 W San Antonio Ave, Ste. A
    El Paso, TX 79901
    Phone (915) 212-0110 Fax (915) 212-0111
    Hours: Monday Thursday 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. | Friday 9:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m.

Museums Division

El Paso Museum of Archaeology
    4301 Transmountain Rd
    El Paso, TX 79924
    Phone (915) 755-4332 Fax (915) 759-6824
    Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Sundays 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Mondays closed
    Admission: Free

El Paso Museum of Art
    One Arts Festival Plaza
    El Paso, TX 79901
    Phone (915) 532-1707 Fax (915) 532-1010
    Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Thursdays, open until 9:00 pm,
    Sundays noon - 5:00 pm, Closed Mondays
    Admission: Free

El Paso Museum of History
    510 N. Santa Fe
    El Paso, TX 79901
    Phone (915) 351-3588 Fax (915) 351-4345
    Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, Sundays noon - 5:00 pm, Closed
    Mondays
    Admission: Free
 

MCAD Mission

The mission of the Museums and Cultural Affairs Department (MCAD) is to assist in developing a world-class arts community in El Paso, Texas. To accomplish this goal the MCAD has established The Museums Division comprised of the El Paso Museum of Art, the El Paso Museum of Archaeology and the El Paso Museum of History each dedicated to providing exhibitions and educational activities that recognize the region's multi-cultural heritage and contributors. The Cultural Affairs Division implements funding programs, public art programs, cultural tourism initiatives and performing/visual arts events that provide a variety of opportunities to engage in arts and cultural activities that enliven and celebrate the City of El Paso and the region. The Museums and Cultural Affairs Department is committed to the continued development of the City's arts industry, providing quality programs that are representative of the city's diverse cultures; and to maximizing available resources in order to enhance the city's cultural vitality.

 

 

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