New sculpture goes on display at the El Paso Museum of Art

New sculpture goes on display at the El Paso Museum of Art
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POSTED: Thursday, June 6, 2013 - 8:57pm

UPDATED: Thursday, June 6, 2013 - 9:13pm

It's not every day that a piece of artwork travels across the border, but that's exactly how one sculpture got to the El Paso Museum of Art. The Mexican artifact that represents the coming together of El Paso and Juarez now sits at the entrance of the museum. Employees said it took a lot of hard work and planning to make the artifact durable to withstand the borderland's weather

“The sculpture has to withstand 100 mile per hour wind gusts so the engineering on this piece to have it stationary and stable in this environment was critical," said the museum’s director Michael Tomor.

The sculpture replaces the “Vaquero” that was removed back in 2011 after being sold to a museum in Arkansas.

 

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