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Upcoming Events

Summer Solstice Window Viewing

Celebrate the dawn of summer!

The Center of Southwest Studies at Fort Lewis College celebrates the Summer Solstice on Friday, June 21, 2019. Doors open at 6:00 a.m. At the dawn of the summer solstice, a spiral of sunlight makes its way across the gallery walls making for a dazzling display. This event is free of charge and is open to the public; light refreshments provided.

Situated in the upper northeast corner of the exhibit gallery, the Solstice Window is recessed into the wall. Created by Denver artist Scott Parsons, as a part of Colorado’s Art in Public Places Program, the window was designed to be integrated with the building’s architecture. Parsons designed the window in tribute to the solstice markers of the Ancestral Puebloans of Southwest Colorado. The spiral cast by the Solstice Window is visible for several weeks before and after the summer solstice, but is sharpest on solstice morning. Moving with the motion of the earth and sun, the spiral makes its journey across the gallery wall, fading as the sun rises higher in the sky.

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2019 Summer Lecture Series

with Judith Reynolds

The Center is pleased to continue to offer the very popular Summer Lecture Series, this year based on the theme Hispanidad! dovetailing with our newly updated Treasures of the Southwest exhibit featuring items from our Hispanic collections. Journalist Judith Reynolds will kick off the series with her talk, Fridamania: The Art, Career, and Cultural Legacy of Frida Kahlo, on Wednesday, June 26th.

The lectures take place in the Center's Lyceum Room #120 at 1:30 p.m. Free and open to the public.

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2019 Summer Lecture Series

with Lois Rudnick

The Summer Lecture Series continues. Lois Rudnick will return to give a talk on, La Fabulosa Fabiola (Cabeza de Baca): First ‘Lady’ of New Mexican Cuisine, on Wednesday, July 10th.
The series' theme Hispanidad! dovetails with our newly updated Treasures of the Southwest exhibit featuring items from our Hispanic collections.

The lectures take place in the Center's Lyceum Room #120 at 1:30 p.m. Free and open to the public.

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2019 Summer Lecture Series

with Andy Gulliford

The Summer Lecture Series continues with Andy Gulliford returning to give a talk about, La Estrella del Pastor - Hispano Sheepherders from Colorado and New Mexico: Culture, Tradition, and Sheepscapes, on Wednesday, July 24th. The series' theme Hispanidad! dovetails with our newly updated Treasures of the Southwest exhibit featuring items from our Hispanic collections.

The lectures take place in the Center's Lyceum Room #120 at 1:30 p.m. Free and open to the public.

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2019 Summer Lecture Series

with Frank Graziano

The Center welcomes Frank Graziano. He'll present on Historic Churches of New Mexico: A Visual Tour, on Wednesday, August 7th. The year's series theme is Hispanidad!, dovetailing with our newly updated Treasures of the Southwest exhibit featuring items from our Hispanic collections.

The lectures take place in the Center's Lyceum Room #120 at 1:30 p.m. Free and open to the public.

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2019 Summer Lecture Series

with Ruth Lambert

The Center wraps up the summer series with Ruth Lambert's Documentation of Three Hispano Cemeteries along the San Juan River, on Wednesday, August 21st. The year's series theme is Hispanidad!, dovetailing with our newly updated Treasures of the Southwest exhibit featuring items from our Hispanic collections.

The lectures take place in the Center's Lyceum Room #120 at 1:30 p.m. Free and open to the public.

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