Ben Nighthorse Campbell art display coming to Colorado History Museum |

Ben Nighthorse Campbell art display coming to Colorado History Museum

Special to the Daily/Center of Southwest Studies at Fort Lewis College

DENVER – The Colorado History Museum will feature a collection of detailed, hand-crafted jewelry designed and created by Colorado’s former United States Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell. “The Jewelry of Ben Nighthorse” opens Friday, June 16 and runs through October 29. The exhibit includes rings, pendants and necklaces made with fine gemstones and precious metals. They are designed in Nighthorse Campbell’s original styles and demonstrate how his art has grown from traditional forms to a vastly innovative and diverse body of work.

Campbell, a member of the Northern Cheyenne tribe, first gained an awareness of metal work from his father during his youth. His interest and skills developed while undergoing Judo training in Tokyo for the 1964 Olympic Games, fusing both American Indian and Asian influence into an original style that is still evident in his modern work.

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