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.
“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."