Avenir Museum Spring 2019 lecture series: Teaching with Textiles – Apr. 4

Several pieces of fabric sit underneath a magnifying.

The Spring 2019 evening lecture series will highlight the wide-range of the Avenir Museum’s current exhibitions, as well as guest presenters on unique subjects. Everyone is welcome to attend this intriguing array of textile topics throughout the semester.

April 4 – Teaching with Textiles

Katie Knowles, Avenir Museum Curator, will discuss how the Avenir Museum’s teaching 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; and Social Justice. This talk accompanies the exhibition “Teaching with Textiles: Collections in the Classroom and the Community.”

The lecture will include information about the development and thought behind the course, and how classroom content was reinterpreted for a community-focused gallery exhibition.

How to attend

The Avenir Museum is at 216 E. Lake Street, and lectures will be held in room number 157. The lecture starts at 7 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Guests are encouraged to arrive early to view the galleries in the museum, which remain open for extra hours between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. on lecture evenings.