The American West Talk

Submitted by Lara Herrington on Wed, 09/12/2012 - 10:52am

Celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Homestead Act of 1862 by exploring how the United States opened the West up to exploration and conquest. Told from a variety of perspectives—the early fur traders and explorers, fortune seekers of the Gold Rush, and American Indians—this riveting talk will have you reliving America’s history of Manifest Destiny. Tue 11 a.m.


Submitted by Chelsea Long on Tue, 11/13/2012 - 9:35am

Topologies are the basic properties of space and connectedness—but Sharon Feder's exhibit is anything but basic. The Colorado native is exhibiting her most recent pieces: large-scale panels that can be built together but also break apart. Each one demonstrates that our personal choices often determine how our world is structured. Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat noon-4 p.m.

—Pictured: Constructional Dimensions, oil on panel

Evening Dino Hunt

Submitted by Sam Brasch on Thu, 09/20/2012 - 1:35pm

Does your child wish the meteor had spared a few of the dinosaurs? Let them discover what is left as they paint a cast of a dinosaur footprint, become junior scientists in the paleo lab, and even pet a living reptile. It’s as close as your child can get to walking with the dinosaurs. Tue 6 p.m. 

Steve Winwood

Submitted by Kelsey Colt on Wed, 09/12/2012 - 4:32pm

This Grammy-winning musician—who has played with the Spencer Davis Group, Traffic, Blind Faith—is on tour showcasing his rock, soul, blues, and jazz stylings. Tue 7:30 p.m.