Showcasing student research projects of objects from the Avenir Museum’s permanent collection and presenting content from the Historic Textiles undergraduate course, this exhibition furthers the Avenir Museum’s mission of teaching all of our community, within and beyond the classroom, through the lens of historic textiles and clothing. Visitors will learn more about what it means to have a teaching collection, the role of a campus museum to teach both the students and the larger community, and the importance of interpreting textiles and clothing from an inclusive perspective.
What does it mean that Colorado State University’s Avenir Museum has a “teaching collection”? Avenir Museum Curator Katie Knowles, Ph.D. will discuss how the museum’s collection is integral to the Historic Textiles course she teaches in the Department of Design and Merchandising, and how textiles can be used in the classroom to teach CSU’s Principles of Community: Inclusion; Integrity; Respect; Service; Social Justice. This talk accompanies the exhibition “Teaching with Textiles: Collections in the Classroom and the Community” and will include information about the development and thought behind the course, and how classroom content was reinterpreted for a community- focused gallery exhibition.
Location: Avenir Museum, Classroom 157, 216 East Lake Street, UCA-East building - Campus Map
Cost: FREE and open to the public
The Avenir Museum of Design and Merchandising is our flagship location, featuring exhibitions from our extensive collection of textile and historic costume artifacts.