Exhibits

Erin Hanson: Impressions of Big Bend Country

September 21 – December 16, 2018

California artist Erin Hanson debuts her modern impressionistic oil paintings inspired by explorations and hiking trips in and around Big Bend National Park.

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Selections from The Betty Byerley Retablo Collection

September 21, 2018 – March 24, 2019

Retablos, small personal devotional paintings usually painted on tin, are one form of the religious art of Mexico. The Betty Byerley Retablo Collection is part of the Museum of the Big Bend’s permanent collection.

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From Texas to Mexico…What I See

Ten photographs by Jean N. Cornell on display in the Gift Shop Hallway at the Museum of the Big Bend.

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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!