The University of Texas at El Paso is hosting an open house celebrating the arts, natural history and culture on campus through its Arts Alive program.
The public can visit the Chihuahuan Centennial Museum and Desert Gardens, the Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts, and the Lhakhang on Saturday, June 5. The free family event will include free music and refreshments.
Here’s a look at what you can see and enjoy during the open house:
Centenary Museum: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Three exhibits explore the nature and culture of the Chihuahuan Desert: “Beyond the Border: A Look at Chinese and Japanese Objects in El Paso”, “Into the Great White Sands” and “Tiny Tunnels, Big Connections: Ant Relationships Shape the World. ”
UTEP alumnus and musician Nancy L. Green will perform traditional Eastern flute music.
Rubin Center: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The annual 2021 UTEP Student Art Exhibition with Jury consists of 131 pieces representing all media created by 71 undergraduates.
Families may also want to take the self-guided “Head in the Clouds” tour of Donald Lipinski’s “Cloud” sculpture in the Schuster Roundabout at the south end of campus.
Lhakhang: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
A cultural exhibit offered to the people of the United States by the Kingdom of Bhutan features a new interactive interpretive guide. Augment El Paso recently improved two wall paintings inside Lhakhang that feature the birth of Buddha and the land of the thunder dragon.
The organizers encourage the use of masks and social distancing for the safety and comfort of all guests.