Upcoming Events

Traditional Technologies Tour in Oaxaca, Mexico

with Laurie Webster and Shelby Tisdale

Drs. Webster and Tisdale will share their observations based on their travels to Oaxaca, Mexico in March 2019 with Native American weavers, a wildlife biologist, a graduate students and a documentary filmmaker as they visited indigenous weaving communities to study and exchange traditional weaving technologies.

Wednesday, March 4th ~ 5:30 pm ~ CSWS Lyceum #120


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Exhibit Opening Reception for PIVOT: Skateboard Deck Art

Native artists and guest curators, Duane Koyawena and Landis Bahe, select and exhibit skateboard decks with custom artworks. Skaters, artists and the young-at-heart will love this visually exciting exhibit.

Opening Reception, Wednesday, March 25th ~ 5:00-7:00 pm in the CSWS Museum ~ This exhibit will display throughout 2020.

3/25/2020 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM/Author: Scott Kadera/Number of views (314)/Comments (0)/

The Duane Smith Lecture in Southwest Studies

with Steve Friesen

Steve Friesen will share a timeline of William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody's life and legacy, illuminated by stories, historic photographs and artifacts. It will include Buffalo Bill's Colorado connections, his relationship with the Lakota people, and his life as a "foodie," all three of which are relatively unexplored, unknown ... and surprising.

Wednesday, April 15th ~ 5:30 pm ~ Noble Hall #130

4/15/2020 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM/Author: Scott Kadera/Number of views (244)/Comments (0)/
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CSWS Doctoral Fellow Research Project Presentation

with Cony Marquez

Cony Márquez will present on the research project She's been working on for the academic year utilizing the Center's collections: "Southwest Living as Described in the Parral Files."

Tuesday, April 21st ~ 5:30 pm ~ CSWS Lyceum Room #120

4/21/2020 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM/Author: Scott Kadera/Number of views (1584)/Comments (0)/

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Monday - Friday, 10 am - 4 pm or by appointment

The Museum is currently under construction and will reopen on March 25th.


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