Exhibits and Lectures


Spring 2018 Exhibits


Thursday Evening Lecture Series

The Spring 2018 lectures highlight the wide range of the Avenir Museum’s current exhibitions. Join us for this intriguing array of textile topics! Come early and visit our galleries before the lecture. Click HERE to download flyer.

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

  • February 15, 2018: Fashion FUNdamentals
    Join us to hear Design and Merchandising faculty members Karen Hyllegard, Ph.D. and Jennifer Ogle, Ph.D. discuss the unique Fashion FUNdamentals program they have developed for middle school girls, which offers both technical programming — to address real-world problems in the global fashion industry and cultivate interest in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) disciplines — and social programming, to address topics of concern among adolescent girls and build self-worth. Program participants also gain an introduction to the world of historic apparel and textiles, as represented in the Avenir Museum collections. Several young graduates will talk about their new Fashion FUNdamentals skills!
  • March 22, 2018: FABRICation
  • April 12, 2018: Embroidering Within Boundaries
    Mary Littrell, Ph.D. (former CSU Department of Design and Merchandising chair) joins us for an evening presentation about her travel to Afghanistan and co-authorship with Rangina Hamidi of the new book Embroidering within Boundaries: Afghan Women Creating a Future published by Thrums Books. Dr. Littrell will describe her experiences traveling to Kandahar in 2015 to meet with women working in the embroidery collective called Kandahar Treasure, producing exquisite traditional khamak embroidery to realize an income and provide for their futures — within the safety of societal rules.
  • May 3, 2018: ORANGE: a short history of orange in fashion
  • Download the Lecture Series flyer HERE