• Sit for a spell under a cottonwood tree and view the Franklin Mountains, seemingly nestled between the U.S. and Mexico flags in front of the visitor center. The two flags reflect our heritage; this land once belonging to Mexico and now to the U.S.

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Galleries at the Memorial

Family exaiming sculptures and paintings in one of the park's gallery spaces.
Chamizal National Memorial exhibits artists whose work not only reflects the history and/or landscape of our border region, but also ties directly to the park’s mission of commemorating the amicable resolution of a long standing border dispute between the U.S. and Mexico.
 

Los Paisanos Gallery
Los Paisanos Gallery is located in the west wing of the Chamizal National Memorial administrative building. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., and during the hours of 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Saturdays by requesting access with a park ranger at the visitor center information desk.

Abrazos Gallery
The Abrazos Gallery is located in the Visitor Center and open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and during scheduled evening theater events.

Borderland Gallery
The Borderland Gallery, the smallest of the three exhibit areas, is located in the Visitor Center and open to visitors Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and during scheduled evening theater events.

 

Calling All Artists!

Are you an artist interested in exhibiting your work in one of our galleries? If so, please read our Gallery Information Packet. For questions or more information, please contact Anne Doherty-Stephan, Chief of Interpretation, Education, and the Arts either via email or telephone at 915-532-7273 x124.

Did You Know?

Rio Grande / Rio Bravo river

The only natural boundary between the United States and Mexico is the Rio Grande River, which was established in 1848 by the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. The Rio Bravo, as the river is known in Mexico, makes up about 1000 miles of the 2000-mile border between the two countries.