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Summer Solstice Window Viewing

Summer Solstice Window Viewing

Celebrate the dawn of summer!

Monday, April 29, 2019

Event date: 6/21/2019 6:00 AM Export event

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

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