Avenir Gallery in the UCA

Current Exhibition: September 1 – December 15, 2017

Cover Up!


During the 19th century, home weavers produced a wide variety of domestic textiles such as clothing, undergarments, towels, and bed furnishings. The most common woven textile used as a bed covering was the coverlet. A uniquely American form of craft that developed in the early United States, coverlets document the evolution of textile technology and are now prized as art. Cover Up! presents a selection of coverlets from the Avenir's permanent collection that illustrate the three principal weave styles produced in the 19th century: overshot, double cloth, and jacquard.

Location and Hours

The Avenir Gallery in the UCA features exhibitions from the Avenir collections, current student creative design work, or loans from the larger community and textile practitioners.

  • Location: Room 115 (first floor), 1400 Remington Street, University Center for the Arts (old Fort Collins High School) - a short walk from the Avenir Museum - Campus Map
  • Hours: Monday through Friday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Admission: Free; self guided
  • Closed for University Holidays, Fall, Winter & Spring Breaks
  • Contact: (970) 491-1983
  • Parking: There is no dedicated visitor parking for the University Center for the Arts. 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 – Eco Fashion: Through the Looking Glass
  • Summer and Fall 2016 - Vera's Happy Hodgepodge: Handwork as Health
  • Spring 2016 - The Power of Maya Women's Artistry
  • Spring 2015 - FGI Pop Art Fashion Show
  • Fall 2014 - Spring 2015 - Kuna Molas: Sewn Stories and the Interplay of Tradition and Change
  • Fall 2013 - Spring 2014 - The Intricate Web - Lacemaking, Trade, and Tradition
  • Spring 2013 - Bright, Colorful Peruvian Highlands Textiles
  • Fall 2012 - ABC’S of the Avenir
  • Spring 2012 - Hawaiian Quilts: God in Expression
  • Fall 2011 - The Fine Art of Marbling
  • Spring 2011 - Little Black Dress: 85 Years of Effortless Style and Elegant Mystery
  • Fall 2010 - Mr. Blackwell: A Retrospective
  • Spring 2010 - The Silk Road Artisans of Uzbekistan
  • Fall 2009 - Woven to Wear: Navajo and Hopi textiles from the Durango collection
  • Spring 2009 - Window to the World