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Exhibits

Current Exhibits
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 from the Bill and Sue Hensler collection 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. 


Treasures II: Virtuosity and Variations

Treasures II: Virtuosity and Variations

The Treasures II: Virtuosity and Variations exhibit features many never before seen art from the Center’s collections. After the wonderful opening, and positive feedback received about the Center’s Treasures of the Southwest exhibit that opened in February 2017, the Center is excited to feature more of its own collections in Treasures II.


Ben Nighthorse Campbell: Colorado’s Renaissance Man

Ben Nighthorse Campbell: Colorado’s Renaissance Man

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.


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Past Exhibits
Beauty and Necessity: Rio Grande Textiles from the Durango Collection® Beauty and Necessity: Rio Grande Textiles from the Durango Collection®
April 10, 2014 - May 1, 2015
Native Views, Native Visions Native Views, Native Visions
October 24, 2013 - Aug 1, 2014
Woven to Wear Woven to Wear
Feb 7, 2013 - May 2014
Ancient Skywatchers of the Southwest: A Photography Exhibit by...
February 9 - October 31, 2012
Fiber Celebrated 2011 Fiber Celebrated 2011
July 21 - September 24, 2011
The Real Savages The Real Savages
March 18 - July 2011
Frontier Blues: The Legacy of Fort Lewis College Frontier Blues: The Legacy of Fort Lewis College
March 18, 2011 - July 2013
Treasures Unveiled Treasures Unveiled
June 17, 2010 - Feb 21, 2014
Rare Imperiled Plants of Colorado Rare Imperiled Plants of Colorado
October 10, 2009 - May 31, 2010
Woven to Wear: Navajo and Hopi Textiles from The Durango Collection® Woven to Wear: Navajo and Hopi Textiles from The Durango Collection®
September 17, 2009 - January 22, 2010 at the Avenir Museum of Design & Merchandising
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Hours

Admission is free!

Winter/Spring Hours
Gallery:

Monday - Friday 1:00 pm-4:00 pm; or by appointment
Library/Archives:
Monday - Friday 10:00 am-4:00 pm; or by appointment

Map & Directions

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Address

Center of Southwest Studies
Fort Lewis College
1000 Rim Drive
Durango, CO 81301

Contact Us

Phone Numbers

Main Office: 970-247-7456
Library Reference Desk: 970-382-6982
Special Collections Library: 970-247-7135
Archives: 970-247-7126
College Records: 970.382.6951
Museum: 970-382-6980