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  • Exclusive tours and educational group tours

    SUCCM staff is pleased to announce that we will now be offereing EXCLUSIVE new tours.

    These tours have come from the staff's ideas on what they could highlight within the permanent gallery giving a more meaningful tour.

    These tours are in keeping with our new goal of being more interactive as well as more informative to the public.

  • Artist Leadership Program to begin at SUCCM

    The National Museum of the American Indian is sponsoring this program through a grant at SUCCM

    SUCCM is looking for five contemporary and traditional Native American artist from the Four Corners region to participate in the Artist Leadership Program.

    Selected artists will work closely with the Collections Manager to conduct research at local museums and receive professional management training. Application deadline is May 30, 2014.

    For more information and to receive an application please call Blenda Ortiz at 970-563-0100 ext. 3606 or by email at

  • SUCCM becomes a part of the Blue Star Museums

    Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America.

    First launched in the summer of 2010, Blue Star Museums offer free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day, May 26, through Labor Day September 1, 2014.

    Free admission to all Veterans, active duty military, the National Guard and Reserve, U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps - and up to 5 family members.

  • “Song of the Basket” has been retired

    More than 50 baskets that were on display in the Temporary Gallery showing the artistry and craftsmanship of Ute basketry have been retired

    Ute baskets are known for their artistry and craftsmanship, and have always been sought after by Native Americans and collectors alike.

    The “Song of the Basket” exhibit narrates the story of Ute baskets, which were especially important to the nomadic, hunting peoples because they are lighter and less fragile than pottery vessels.

    A basket is always owned by the woman who sang the basket into being. Over 400 generations and more than 10,000 years, Ute women have kept the art of coiled basketry alive.

  • Museum Wins Top Award

    Extensive news coverage in the September 2012 issue of True West magazine

    The Southern Ute Cultural Center & Museum has been named Museum of the Year by True West Magazine. Here is an extract from the article in September's issue:

    "Your first glimpse of the majesty that awaits you starts with the beauty of this parcel of southern Colorado—8½ acres of water features, gardens and hiking trails.

    You marvel at the design of the 52,000-square-foot building, an architectural wonder designed by Johnpaul Jones."