Gustafson Gallery

Current exhibition: January 20 – April 14, 2017

Ptero-Couture: Fashion in the Age of Dinosaurs


Opening reception: January 20, 2017 4pm – 6 pm Public welcome!

This exhibition highlights the recent collaboration between Fort Collins Museum of Discovery (FCMoD) and apparel design students of Colorado State University’s Department of Design and Merchandising, bringing together the worlds of prehistoric aviation and modern style to highlight the astonishing connection between flight and fashion.

The garments featured in Ptero-Couture: Fashion in the Age of Dinosaurs were created by students in AM 345: Draping Design, taught by Design and Merchandising instructor, Kevin Kissell. The collaborative endeavor with FCMoD gave draping design students the opportunity to explore new avenues of creativity and inspiration, seeing how an artistic or cultural event has the potential to influence fashion. Student designers will be in attendance at the opening reception on January 20, 2017 to discuss their work with gallery viewers.


Location and Hours

The Gustafson Gallery features regular exhibitions of creative student and faculty apparel design and merchandising scholarship

  • Location: Room 318, Gifford Building (502 West Lake Street), on the CSU campus - Campus Map
  • Hours: Monday through Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Admission: Free; self guided
  • Closed on national and university holidays
  • Contact: (970) 491-1983
  • Parking: For campus parking information for visitors, see Colorado State's parking information website.

Past Exhibitions