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January 2017
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New Threads Exhibition

Tue Jan 17, 2017 at 11:00 am - Fri May 19, 2017 at 5:00 pm
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Open Monday-Friday; closed Saturday-Sunday
Avenir Museum of Design and Merchandising, 216 E Lake Street Fort Collins, CO 80524

'New Threads' showcases the Avenir Museum's most recent acquisitions, and examines what makes a textile or apparel object “museum worthy” for acceptance into our collection. We rotate these new arrivals frequently, so that you can stop by often and see something new!

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Garden Party Exhibition

Tue Jan 17, 2017 at 11:00 am - Fri May 19, 2017 at 5:00 pm
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Open Monday-Friday; closed Saturday-Sunday
Avenir Museum of Design and Merchandising, 216 E Lake Street Fort Collins, CO 80524

Winter and early spring in northern Colorado are rather muted seasons in terms of color, but the Avenir Museum's vast collection contains literally thousands of floral motifs in apparel and textiles. Garden Party presents a survey of 150 years of women's apparel influenced by flowers.

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March 2017
Free

‘Tying The Knot’ Exhibition

Mon Mar 27, 2017 at 8:00 am - Fri Aug 11, 2017 at 5:00 pm
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Open Monday-Friday; closed Saturday-sunday
Avenir Museum of Design and Merchandising, 216 E Lake Street Fort Collins, CO 80524

Wedding apparel is prized, preserved, and passed down in every culture. When bridal gowns enter a museum collection, they continue to tell stories of apparel artistry, from humble country weddings to lavish society affairs. 'Tying the Knot' presents exquisite examples from the Avenir Museum collection as well as historic wedding apparel loaned by local community residents.

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April 2017
Free

‘Eco Fashion: Through the Looking Glass’ Exhibition

Fri Apr 28, 2017 at 8:00 am
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Open Monday-Friday; closed Saturday-Sunday
Avenir Museum of Design and Merchandising, 216 E Lake Street Fort Collins, CO 80524

'Eco-Fashion' features student-designed and created fashions made of recycled materials, and inspired by Lewis Carroll's 1871 novel 'Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There'. Fun and serious at the same time, these inspired garments are part of an academic assignment for the design foundations course in the Department of Design and Merchandising, and were worn in the Fall 2016 Recycled Fashion Show produced by CSU's student chapter of Fashion Group International.

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May 2017
Free

It’s a ‘Garden Party’ – You’re Invited!

Thu May 4, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Avenir Museum of Design and Merchandising, 216 E Lake Street Fort Collins, CO 80524

The Avenir Museum’s current 'Garden Party' exhibition celebrates 150 years of floral influence on women’s apparel – from dainty prints of small sprigs in the post-Civil War era to velvet burnouts in the 1920s to bold explosions of 1960s flower power. The floral designs all have their own appeal, but they also link textiles and apparel back to the realms of botany and horticulture, and the sources of some fibers and vegetal dyes. Please join us to hear natural dye…

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August 2017
Free

‘Tying The Knot’ Exhibition

Fri Aug 11, 2017 at 8:00 am - Tue Dec 26, 2017 at 5:00 pm
Avenir Museum of Design and Merchandising, 216 E Lake Street Fort Collins, CO 80524

Wedding apparel is prized, preserved, and passed down in every culture. When bridal gowns enter a museum collection, they continue to tell stories of apparel artistry, from humble country weddings to lavish society affairs. 'Tying the Knot' presents exquisite examples from the Avenir Museum collection as well as historic wedding apparel loaned by local community residents.

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