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Avenir Third Thursday Lecture Series Nov. 19

November 17, 2009

The richness of the colors of the Navajo, Pueblo, and Hispanic people's wearing blankets inspire one to think of the vitality of these cultures and their art. Avenir's Third Thursday Lecture Series concerns a museum collection in southwest Colorado, part of which is currently on exhibit at the Avenir Museum of Design and Merchandising.

Thursday, Nov. 19, 7 p.m.
University Center for the Arts
UCA Annex, Room 136

Each third Thursday of the month, the Avenir Museum presents a topical lecture, featuring the current exhibition and/or a unique costume or textile in the museum.  All lectures are free and open to the public. No reservations are necessary.

The museum is located in the University Center for the Arts at 1400 Remington Street.

On Thursday, Nov, 19, a lecture titled, "Wearing Blankets from The Durango Collection," will be given by Jeanne Brako, guest curator for Woven to Wear and curator of Collections and Public Programs at the Center of Southwest Studies at Fort Lewis College in Durango.  Brako will discuss textiles from The Durango Collection
These textiles chronicle the remarkable achievement of the Navajo, Pueblo and Hispanic peoples. 

For more information, call (970) 491-1983 or visit events on the Design and Merchandising Department's website.

Navajo and Hopi Textiles exhibition

Woven to Wear: Navajo and Hopi Textiles from the Durango Collection will be on display from Thursday, Sept. 17 – Friday, Jan. 22, 2010. Woven to Wear pays homage to the creativity and skill of Navajo and Hopi weavers. Mantas of the Hopi parallel the introduction of cotton to the Southwest. Navajo textiles reflect the Diné (the Navajo name for “the People”) concept of harmony.

Avenir Museum hours

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Thursday, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Contact: Jennifer Clary
Phone: (970) 491-3603