Current Exhibits

At Night
June 11-September 3

Fifty-image exhibition, juried by renowned night photographer Lance Keimig, explores all aspects and subjects of urban and rural night photography from twilight to dawn, including astral photos, city lights, wildlife, and landscapes.

At Night is made possible through grants from the Texas Commission on the Arts and a partnership with Fujifilm.

Presented in partnership with McDonald Observatory, Big Bend Conservation Alliance, Globe at Night and Texas Master Naturalist.

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First Prize
Last Gasp by Jeffery Maresh
Littleton, Colorado
Photographic painting with light on chromogenic paper

Myths, Monsters, Mistakes and Lies

Maps that are more a fabrication of the human mind than a true reflection of reality.

On display downstairs in the Museum of the Big Bend.

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Cow Hands

Photos by Jerry Goodale

On display in the Hallway Gallery next to the Gift Shop.

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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!