Current Exhibits

The Upshaws of County Line: An American Family

January 18 – March 24, 2019

This exhibit of photographs by Richard Orton results from a 25 year project to document life in the African-American community of County Line in deep East Texas. Exhibit organized by Stephen F. Austin State University.

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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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Before Texas was TEXAS

Exhibit of Maps from theĀ 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!