Become a member
of the Tom Lea Institute
Great River of the North, 1982, oil on canvas, 58” x 45,”
Collection of WestStar Bank, El Paso, TX
©Catherine Lea Weeks
Make our day and support our cause! The Tom Lea Institute in El Paso, Texas is a 501 (c)3 organization with a mission to perpetuate the legacy of a great American artist and writer through events, education, travel & tourism.
Founded in 2009, the Tom Lea Institute:
Maintains a digital library with over 9,000 images of artwork and historic photographs.
Hosts Tom Lea Month annually with dozens of creative and educational events in Texas, New Mexico, Chihuahua, and along the Tom Lea Trail.
Supports new scholarship through calls for papers and a Tom Lea Fellowship at the University of Texas at El Paso.
Promotes regional history through curricula, heritage tourism, publications, scholarship, and events.
Serves our community with encouragement, entertainment, and the hope to awaken the giant in us all.
Membership Benefits Include:
Free admission to exclusive member events
Members rate for heritage tours
Free historic tours for groups & individuals
20% discount on most merchandise, including lithos
Invitation to annual members events
Members at $100 and above will receive a 50% discount on a
Great River of the North litho
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& Steve Santamaria
MEMBERS SINCE 2014
Isha on our heritage tourism trip to Washington, DC: “My favorite observation from our incredible trip is from my husband, Steve, who commented, ‘Before I met Adair, the only Lees I knew were Bruce and Stan. Now, I’m at a private viewing in DC, standing next to Joe Lea, admiring a Tom Lea!’”
MEMBER SINCE 2019
“The Tom Lea Institute shares the region’s history and culture through Tom Lea’s works. Their events encourage community development and appreciation of the diversity of El Paso. As a UTEP student, the Tom Lea Institute inspires me to give back to our community.”