Current Exhibits

A Feeling of Humanity: Western Art from the Ken Ratner Collection

October 9–December 23, 2020

Works by contemporary American Western artists in the main gallery.


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The New Blanket by Tony Eubanks

Cow Hands

Photos by Jerry Goodale

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

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Truth and Beauty

A Colorful Selection of Geological 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!