Gallery Exhibits

Exhibitions Gallery Exhibits
Current Exhibits
Spirit Lines: Helen Hardin Etchings

Spirit Lines: Helen Hardin Etchings

Having emerged from the 1970s and 80s as a significant contemporary artist, Helen Hardin paved the way for other Native woman artists breaking out of Indian traditionalism.

Treasures of the Southwest

Treasures of the Southwest

The Treasures of the Southwest exhibit will annually feature a selection of Southwest textiles from The Durango Collection®, along with paintings of Native American art; historical photographs and postcards from the Pennington Studio and Nina Heald Weber collections; and pottery, sculpture and other works from the museum and archives collections.

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

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 ongoing exhibit will change emphasis every year. The current display of Campbell’s stunning jewelry will carry over into early 2019.

Past Exhibits

Admission is free!

Hours during Academic Year

Monday - Friday 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Gallery: Exhibits close Dec 14th @ 4:00
Monday - Friday 1:00 pm-4:00 pm

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Center of Southwest Studies
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Durango, CO 81301

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