Role & Impact


MCAD’s mission is to assist in developing a world-class arts community in El Paso, Texas. To accomplish this goal, 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. 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. MCAD is committed to the continued development of the City's arts industry, providing quality programs that represent the city's diverse cultures; and to maximize available resources in order to enhance the City's cultural vitality.


MCAD was formed in 2005, through the consolidation of two previous departments with overlapping cultural missions: The Museums Department and Arts Resources. With combined histories, MCAD has 88 years of experience in providing quality cultural programming for El Pasoans and visitors. Since launching, MCAD has:


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If you have any questions pertaining invoicing, vendor forms or have general questions visit our Staff Directory for staff contact information.

Notice to Vendors: How to Submit an Invoice and Receive Payment

After a good or service has been rendered, an invoice must be submitted to the MCAD Business Office to request payment. To ensure prompt payment, invoices must be submitted no later than 15 days after goods/services are rendered.

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For more information, please contact the MCAD Business Office at (915)212-0110 or [email protected].  


The Museums and Cultural Affairs Advisory Board is established to advise the department on matters pertaining to, but not limited, to the cultural funding program, public art programming, and other departmental matters, as determined by the Director. View the list of Museums & Cultural Affairs Advisory Board.

Part of the El Paso Museums &
Cultural Affairs Family

El Paso Museum of Art El Paso Museum of History El Paso Museum of Archaeology