Exhibits and Lectures


2019 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.

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

  • January 31, 2019: "She Adores Dior: An Evening with Florence Müller"
    Florence Müller, Avenir Foundation Curator of Textile Art and Fashion at the Denver Art Museum (DAM) since 2015, is the creative force behind the DAM exhibition “Dior: From Paris to the World” (November 19, 2018 – March 3, 2019), surveying more than 70 years of the House of Dior’s enduring legacy and its global influence. Ms. Müller's first collaboration with the DAM was as the chief curator for the 2012 “Yves Saint Laurent: The Retrospective” exhibition for which the Denver Art Museum was the exclusive U.S. venue; most recently, Müller curated the 70 years retrospective “Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams”, in her former museum in Paris, UCAD/Louvre. She joins us at CSU's Avenir Museum to speak about her experiences curating exhibitions of Dior couture around the world.
  • April 4, 2019: “Teaching with Textiles”
    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.