Avenir Museum Gallery

Current Exhibition: August 25 – December 15, 2017

Fashioned by Faculty: Creative Scholarship


Four faculty members of the Department of Design and Merchandising - Carol Engel-Enright, Kevin Kissell, Anna Perry, and Diane Sparks – exhibit their own stunning creative couture inspired by a range of influences: Asian textiles, pop culture superheroes, embroidery, wearable art, hand weaving, and digital printing. The works on exhibition have garnered awards from the International Textile and Apparel Association, and the Handweavers Guild of America. Exceptional artistry by distinguished faculty!

Thursday Evening Lecture Series – October 12, 2017

CSU design faculty in the Department of Design and Merchandising, whose exquisite creative work is on view in the current exhibition Fashioned by Faculty: Creative Scholarship, will be at the Avenir Museum to celebrate the full spectrum of art and design incorporated in their academic research and practice. Join us for an informal evening as the faculty designers discuss incorporating digital design technologies as well as traditional manual techniques for creating and manipulating textiles and garments. Each faculty member has a unique aesthetic approach to apparel design and construction that results in eclectic and extravagant display of color, texture, and surface embellishment on fabric.

Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Avenir Museum, Classroom 157, 216 East Lake Street, UCA-East building - Campus Map
Cost: FREE and open to the public


Location and Hours

The Avenir Museum of Design and Merchandising is our flagship location, featuring exhibitions from our extensive collection of textile and historic costume artifacts.

  • Location: 216 E. Lake Street, University Center for the Arts-East building - Campus Map
  • Hours: Monday through Friday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Admission: Free; self guided
  • Closed for University Holidays, Fall, Winter and Spring Breaks
  • Contact: (970) 491-1983
  • Parking: There is no dedicated visitor parking for the Avenir Museum. On-street parking is located in the neighborhoods surrounding the University Center for the Arts and the Avenir Museum.

Past Exhibitions

  • Spring and Summer 2017 – Tying the Knot
  • Fall 2016 – Layers of Meaning: Color and Design in Guatemalan Textiles, Part 2
  • Spring 2016 – Layers of Meaning: Color and Design in Guatemalan Textiles, Part 1