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Algur H. Meadows Library


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Algur H. Meadows Library

The Algur H. Meadows Library is dedicated to visual arts. Over 4,000 volumes and growing, the Library’s collection focuses on American, Mexican and European art which is cataloged using the Library of Congress Classification System. The Library is open to the public free of charge and offers wireless internet access, three computer stations and a printer in the computer lab. No library card is required.

The El Paso Museum of Art Library was named in honor of Algur Hurtle Meadows (April 24, 1899 – June 10, 1978). Mr. Meadows was an entrepreneur, art collector and benefactor of several institutions, including this Library.

Starting out as an accountant and later becoming a lawyer, Mr. Meadows created the General American Oil Company after several successful business ventures. It was during his time as president of the General American Oil Company that Mr. Meadows began collecting art.

During a business trip to Spain he visited the Prado and began acquiring works by the Spanish masters. He also collected French Impressionism, and Post-Impressionism, which he later donated to the Southern Methodist University, in Dallas, Texas, and established the Meadows Museum there.

The collection is non-circulating; however, requests for loans can be placed by the public at any of the El Paso Libraries. The Meadows Library participates in EPPL’s intra-library loan service, and will lend out books to EPPL branches, to be used in-house only.We can help you find a book in one of the El Paso Public Library branches, if we do not carry it. Please note that the El Paso Museum of Art Library does not carry magazines, periodicals, college and school textbooks.


Library Hours of Operation:
Tuesday through Saturday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm.
Closed on Sunday - Monday, and major holidays


Address and Phone Number
One Arts Festival Plaza
El Paso, Texas 79901
(915) 532-1707
(915) 532-1010 Fax

Donating to the Library
The Library welcomes donations from the public; however, materials must meet our collection development criteria. A registry of books that may be purchased at the Museum Store for those wishing to donate to the Library’s collection has been created and can be found below or at the Museum Store. To make a financial contribution or to receive further information, please call (915) 532-1707.


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The Algur H. Meadows Library as an affiliate of the El Paso Public Library
and is made possible by a $133,000 grant
from the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Additional support was provided by the City of El Paso.

Institute of Museum and Library Services
The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of
Federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 17,500 museums.
The Institute's mission is to create strong libraries and museums
that connect people to information and ideas.


The Library has created a registry of books that may be purchased at the Museum Store for those wishing to donate to the Library’s collection which is featured below:

Title Author/Creator/Publisher Price
30.   Descent (Religious Fine Art)   $19.95
32.   Dorothea Lange Photographs from the J. Paul Getty Museum (IN FOCUS series) $19.95
33.   Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. Isabel Alcantara $16.95
34.   Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera.   $17.95
38.   Giacometti. Angela Schneider $19.95
43.   James Mcgee: The Hill.   $40.00
45.   Jose Clemente Orozco in the United States, 1927-1934 Hood Museum of Art $49.95
46.   Jose Clemente Orozco: graphic works. Jose Clemente Orozco $39.95
47.   Leonardo. Phaidon $11.95
48.   Letter Work, creative letter forms in graphic design. Brody Neuenschwander/Pahidon $35.00
49.   Looking at Paintings - Guide to Technical Terms Getty $18.95
50.   Louvre Up Close.   $22.95
52.   Man Ray Photographs from the J. Paul Getty Museum (IN FOCUS series) $19.95
53.   Man Ray in Focus.   $19.95
54.   Man Ray. Thames and Hudson $15.95
56.   Mexican Modern Masters of the 20th century Luis Martin Lozano $35.00
57.   Mexican Muralists. Desmond Rochfort $35.00
58.   Minimalists. K. Robert Schwarz $15.95
59.   Modern Masters: Warhol. Carter Ratcliff $35.00
60.   Monet. Phaidon $11.95
61.   Muralism Without Walls. Anna Indych Lopez $55.00
62.   New Image Sculpture. Eleanor Heartney (Author), Rene Paul Barilleaux (Author) $39.95
63.   Northern Renaissance.   $27.95
64.   Order of Things. Shoerver/Phaidon $75.00
65.   Paul Klee, selected by Genius. Roland Doschka $19.95
66.   Paul Klee. Prestel $15.95
67.   Picasso, Peace and Freedom. Lynda Morris and Christoph Grunenberg $60.00
71.   Rembrandt   $22.95
73.   Renaissance Art pop-up book. Stephen Farthing $40.00
75.   Rossetti. Phaidon $11.95
76.   Rubens   $22.95
78.   Tadao Ando the colours of light.   $22.95
80.   Two-thousand Yard Stare (Tom Lea's World War II). Tom Lea $40.00
82.   Warhol. Modern Masters Series $25.00
83.   Wassily Kandinsky. Prestel $14.95
84.   Weegee Photographs from the J. Paul Getty Museum (IN FOCUS series) $19.95
     
Books for Children    
86.   13 Art Inventions Children Should Know. Angela Wenzel $15.95
87.   13 Art Mysteries Children Should Know. Angela Wenzel $15.95
90.   13 Sculptures Children Should Know. Angela Wenzel $15.95
91.   Andy Warhol, paintings for children.   $19.95
92.   Count from 1 to 12 with Great Works of Art Stefano Zuffi $12.95
93.   Diego Rivera, his world and ours.   $16.95
94.   Game of Mix It Up Art. Hervé Tullet $8.95
95.   Harvesting Dreams Hundertwasser for kids Barbara Stieff $19.95
96.   Mattise Dance for Joy.   $6.99
98.   Red-yellow-Blue: Colors in Art.   $15.95
100.   Sharing With Renoir.   $6.99
101.   Sunday With Seurat.   $6.95
102.   Trick of the Eye, art and illusion.   $15.95


The El Paso Museum of Art
is seeking volunteers for
the Algur H. Meadows Library

Responsibilities include: interacting with the public (welcoming, orienting and informing visitors on library services; answering reference questions; making copies and scans upon request; helping classroom instructors find information as needed), and behind the scenes work (helping library coordinator with the cataloging process; shelving books; answering phone reference questions; assisting in processing book donations; and data entry).

At times, this position might require the volunteer to oversee basic library operations for short periods of time.

Schedule is flexible, although volunteer might be called in for special events or responsibilities throughout the week, Tuesdays- Saturdays, 9am-5pm.


For more information and to apply, please call (915) 532-1707.
 

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