Walk through the A-Gate security bridge at the Denver International Airport (DEN), and experience Colorado through the ages, thanks in part to Colorado State University.
CSU is one of several partners featured in the DEN Art and Culture program’s “True Colorado: Western Heritage, Then & Now” exhibit. The exposition allows travelers to experience the history of the state’s western lifestyle through educational and artistic displays.
Temple Grandin, CSU professor of animal science and world-renowned autism spokesperson, is featured within several displays in the exhibit. Grandin feels the display is a nod to future generations by showcasing the relevance of the West today.
“Educating people about our Western Heritage is important because it will show youth that we are pioneers who get things done,” Grandin said.
The exhibit, which will be in place through March 2017, explores the history, vision, and creativity of the future, while embracing Colorado’s legacy. It is located at the Ansbacher Hall in the Jeppesen Terminal, Level 6 north before the A Bridge Security.
In addition to exhibits dedicated to Grandin and CSU’s College of Agricultural Sciences, the collection also includes CSU Extension and 4-H, the National Western Stock Show, Rockmount Western Wear Mfg. Co., The Colorado Saddlery Co., and the Mayor’s Office of the National Western Center, an initiative of Mayor Michael B. Hancock; CSU is a major partner in that initiative.
Stacey Stegman, DEN’s senior vice president of global communications and marketing, felt inclusion of Grandin and CSU was key to representing Western Heritage in the state.
“We are very excited to have CSU’s 4-H extension program participating as an exhibitor in our ‘True Colorado: Western Heritage, Then & Now’ exhibit,” Stegman said. “This exhibit is a great example of how our partnership enhances the unique experiences we provide for our passengers and visitors while allowing us to showcase our joint commitment to Colorado’s culture, history and future vision.”
See photos of the ‘True Colorado: Western Heritage, Then & Now’ exhibition at DEN here.