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Current Exhibits

New Exhibit Galleries in the Museum

The Ben Nighthorse Campbell: Colorado’s Renaissance Man exhibit features some of Campbell’s furniture and memorabilia from his U.S. Senate office that he donated to the Center of Southwest Studies in 2004. This will be an ongoing exhibit with a changing emphasis every year. This year features some of Campbell’s stunning jewelry. Plans are already in the works to highlight Campbell’s collection of Native American beadwork, his experience as a judo champion, his life as a rancher raising champion quarter horses, and other key themes that explore this Renaissance man over the next couple of years.

Treasures of the Southwest features Southwest textiles from The Durango Collection®, the Bill and Sue Hensler collection of Native American art, historical photographs from the Pennington Studio collection, pottery, sculpture and other works from the Center’s museum and archives collections.

For the first time in its history the Center is dedicating a portion of its museum gallery space to these permanent collections. In addition to featuring the Center’s collections through interpretive exhibits, it also develops and hosts travelling exhibitions.

NEW in Delaney Library
Dinosaurs! A display of bones and fossils created by FLC Geoscience students

Ongoing Displays
Fort Lewis Legacy
The Coolbaugh Collection of Historic Native American Dolls

Upcoming Events

Three Generations of Santa Clara Pueblo Painters
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 6:00 PM
Digital Humanities Project with Peter Soland
Wednesday, April 05, 2017 6:00 PM
Duane Smith Lecture in Southwest Studies
Monday, April 17, 2017 7:00 PM

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