Smithsonian at the GAC

Smithsonian at the GAC

Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition Highlighting Changing Landscape of Rural America Coming to Gunnison!

The Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street, in cooperation with Colorado State Humanities Council, presents “Crossroads: Change in Rural America.” The exhibition examining the evolving landscape of rural American opens at the Gunnison Arts Center October 24 – November 27.

The Gunnison Arts Center and the surrounding community has been expressly chosen by the Colorado State Humanities Council to host “Crossroads” as part of the Museum on Main Street program—a national/state/local partnership to bring exhibitions and programs to rural cultural organizations. The exhibition will tour 6 communities in Colorado.

“Crossroads” explores how rural American communities changed in the 20th century. From sea to shining sea, the vast majority of the United States landscape remains rural with only 3.5% of the landmass considered urban. Since 1900, the percentage of Americans living in rural areas dropped from 60% to 17%. The exhibition looks at that remarkable societal change and how rural Americans responded.

Stay tuned to learn more!