The Lucile E. Hawks Gallery

Current Exhibition: Ongoing

New Threads


Showcasing the Avenir Museum's most recent acquisitions, New Threads examines what makes textile or apparel objects "museum worthy" for acceptance into our collection. For Fall 2017, this exhibit features a breadth of garments ranging from a traditional Bhutanese Kira, to a couture confection created by Lebanese designer Reem Acra, and a western style shirt worn by CSU's own professor of animal science and world-renowned autism advocate Dr. Temple Grandin. This is your opportunity to view these recent additions to the collection before they are housed in the museum's storage facility and used for undergraduate, graduate, and faculty research.


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

  • Fall 2016, Spring and Summer 2017 – New Threads
  • Spring and Summer 2016 – Tiny Bits and Pieces