The Museum of the Big Bend at Sul Ross State University has reopened to the public in an announcement by Museum Director Mary Bones.

Hours of operation are Tuesday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Entrance to the Museum is through the gift shop.

Masks are required to enter the building.

“The Museum has disposable masks available,” said Bones adding that hand sanitizers are also stationed throughout the building.

Current exhibits include: Cow Hands, black and white photography of working cowboys by Jerry Goodale and the 34th Annual Trappings of Texas- featuring  over 50 artists showcasing contemporary Western art and custom cowboy gear.

For more information on Trappings or to make a purchase, visit the Museum’s website,

“For younger patrons and in celebration of the National Day of the Cowboy, July 25, the Museum features Color Your Own Western Bandanas and fabric markers for 100 children on a first-come, first-serve basis,” Bones said. “Stop by the Museum during hours of operation and pick up a set for the cowboy/cowgirl in your family.”

For more information, contact Bones at (432) 837-8145 or email