Centennial Museum Reopens Oct. 11 with New Exhibit, New Look

The Centennial Museum and Chihuahuan Desert Gardens on the UTEP campus will reopen to the public Oct. 11, 2016. The Museum had been closed for repairs following a water pipe break that caused extensive damage.

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Museum Hours

10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Closed University Holidays & Home Football Games

JOIN US for the opening reception of “The Notebook of Nancy Lea,” 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11.

Audiences know about the artist Tom Lea. Few, however, know of Nancy Lea, Tom’s first wife who died at a young age. Nancy was an aspiring writer with a strong point-of-view. Though none of her works were ever published, her writings continue to tell her story, more than 80 years after her death. “The Notebook of Nancy Lea” is Nancy’s story in her own words. The exhibit includes excerpts from Nancy’s journal as well as stunning photographs of Nancy and Tom.

The exhibit is partially funded by a Humanities Texas grant.

In addition to the opening, the Museum will also present a talk by Adair Margo, founder and president of the Tom Lea Institute, titled “Nancy Lea: In Her own Words.” The talk will be at 1 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 20..


What: Centennial Museum Reopening and Opening of the exhibit “The Notebook of Nancy Lea.”

When: 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 11.

Where: Centennial Museum and Chihuahuan Desert Gardens, corner of University Avenue and Wiggins Road on the UTEP Campus.

Other Event: Adair Margo of the Tom Lea Institute will present the talk “Nancy Lea: In Her own Words” at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20.

How Much: All events are free and open to the public.

Information: Cynthia Ortiz, 747-6667.



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