Exhibits

Echoes of the Cordillera: Attitudes and Latitudes Along the Great Divide

January 13 – March 25, 2018

Photographs by Jim Bones of the Continental Divide from Alaska into Mexico alongside ekphrastic poetry, poems written after reflecting on an objet d’art, by 39 poets from Texas and New Mexico. A softcover book of the anthology Echoes of the Cordillera: Attitudes and Latitudes Along the Great Divide will be available.

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Before Texas was TEXAS

Exhibit of Maps from the Yana and Marty Davis Map Collection.

Located downstairs in the Museum of the Big Bend.

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Big Bend Legacy

Big Bend Legacy

The exhibit Big Bend Legacy greets visitors as they enter the Museum of the Big Bend. Legacy introduces visitors to the distinctive natural history, human history and confluence of cultures in the Big Bend region. Native Americans inhabited the area for thousands of years before the arrival of the Europeans. The Spanish, through their system of missions and presidios, imprinted their customs on the region only to be replaced by the nation of Mexico. The westward expansion of the United States brought yet another unique culture to the Big Bend. Big Bend Legacy invites the visitor to experience this panorama of natural and human history. Enjoy the video montage below which walks you through the museum’s world-class permanent exhibits!