Avenir Thursday Evening Lecture Series – Hmong Culture, Cloth, and Community, Nov. 8

Four Hmong textiles hanging in the Avenir MuseumThe Fall 2018 evening lectures highlight the wide range of the Avenir’s current exhibitions, as well as guest presenters on unique subjects. Join us for this intriguing array of textile topics!

Avenir Museum Classroom – Rm. 157. FREE and open to the public. Our galleries stay open from 5–7 p.m. on lecture evenings,

November 8 – Hmong Culture, Cloth, and Community

Geraldine Craig, M.F.A. is Professor of Art at Kansas State University,with primary research interests in contemporary art/craft and Hmong textiles. She served as Curator of the traveling exhibition Cloth as Community: Hmong Textiles in America on view at the Avenir Museum in Fall 2018, and recently contributed the chapter “Stitching Hmongness into Cloth: Pliable Identity and Cultural Agency” for the book Claiming Place: On the Agency of Hmong Women, published by University of Minnesota Press in 2016. Craig will present a program on Hmong textiles and dress, incorporating her appreciation of the intersection and relationships between textile history and politics, curatorial work, and studio practice.

The Avenir Museum is located at 216 E. Lake Street, University Center for the Arts-East building – Campus Map.

The Avenir Museum is part of the Department of Design and Merchandising in CSU’s College of Health and Human Sciences.