Coming soon: A cool exhibition and a lively comedy

The El Paso Museum of Art has a two-part solution to the heat this summer: one real and one visual.

First, enjoy the museum’s carefully controlled air conditioning, essential for maintaining our great works of art. Second, starting June 1, cool down your eyes with the coldest pictures imaginable in a new exhibit, “Vanishing Ice: Alpine and Polar Landscapes in Art, 1775-2012.” If you study some of these ice blue scenes long enough, you just might shiver.

“For more than 200 years, artists have been inspired by the polar and alpine landscapes,” says museum director Michael Tomor. “Those great frontiers keep artists

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