Thanks to the generous support of community members like you, the Museums of Western Colorado have been Discovering, Preserving , and Sharing the rich history of the Grand Valley for 50 years. Your continued support will help us to safeguard the historical and paleontological legacies of Western Colorado for generations to come.
Please take a few minutes to support us on Colorado Gives Day, December 8.
The Philip and Gail Holstein Collection
Philip and Gail Holstein have long studied, collected, and loved the art of Native Americans. Portions of their extensive collections have found homes in the Chicago Field Museum, the Art Institute of Chicago, the University of Colorado Museum, and the Museums of Western Colorado’s Museum of the West. Together they curated the exhibition “Enduring Visions: 1,000 Years of Southwest Indian Art” which opened at the Aspen Art Museum and traveled to other major museums.
“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste it, to experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.”
~ Eleanor Roosevelt
Join us on one of our adventures!
Our three museums offer various events, trips, dinosaur expeditions, exhibits and much much more! Check them all out on our Things to Do page
The Museums of Western Colorado is the largest multi-disciplinary museum complex between Salt Lake City and Denver. Over the past fifty years we have grown to include three major museum facilities, three active outdoor paleontology sites, an educational center and a respected research library.