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 FREE workshops
The National Museum of the American Indian is sponsoring this program through a grant at SUCCM
The Artist Leadership Program participants will be conducting workshops, August 26th-28th. THE WORKSOPS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
Each of the artist plan on sharing some of their knowledge on things such as Drum Making, Ledger Art, Collage Making and Poetry.
Tuesday: 10am-1pm Ledger Art
Wednesday: 1pm-4pm Drum Making
Thursday: 2pm-5pm Collage Making
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."