Walking in Beauty: An evening with Orlando Dugi – Nov. 7

The Fall 2019 evening lecture series will highlight the wide-range of the Avenir Museum of Design and Merchandising’s current exhibitions, as well as guest presenters on unique subjects. The museum is located 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 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. on lecture evenings.

A purple piece of formal wear from Dugi's collection.
A piece by Dugi.

Orlando Dugi

On Nov. 7, Designer Orlando Dugi will speak in this free public lecture about his work and career in conjunction with the exhibition “Walking in Beauty: Designs by Orlando Dugi” on view in the Avenir Museum’s Large Gallery from Jul. 2 – Dec. 14, 2019. Dugi’s visit to CSU is part of the University’s celebration of Native American Heritage Month.

The Santa Fe based fashion designer combines beading and feather work from his Diné (Navajo) heritage with sophisticated modern silhouettes to create unique moments of fantasy. His exhibition at the Avenir Museum presents examples of his women’s evening wear and handbags in an exploration of the evolution of this unique designer. Read more about Dugi’s work and the Avenir Museum exhibit on CSU’s SOURCE.

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