Wandering Spirit: African Wax Prints
The history of the African wax print is a history paved along colonial trade routes and globalization in the postcolonial era. Though not originally African, these textiles have become ingrained in African culture and society and loved and identified as their own.
Location and Hours
The Avenir Museum of Design and Merchandising is our flagship location, featuring exhibitions from our extensive collection of textile and historic costume artifacts.
- Location: 216 E. Lake St., University Center for the Arts-East building – Campus Map
- Hours: Tuesday 12 -4, Wednesday 12 -4, Thursday 12 – 7, and Friday 12 – 4
- Admission: Free; self-guided
- Contact: (970) 491-1983
- Parking: There is no dedicated visitor parking for the Avenir Museum. On-street parking is located in the neighborhoods surrounding the University Center for the Arts and the Avenir Museum.
- Photography: Guests at the Avenir Museum may take photos without using the flash feature.
- Spring 2020 – “R.E.S.P.E.C.T. the Dress: Clothing and Activism in U.S. Women’s History”
- Fall 2019 – “Walking in Beauty: Designs by Orlando Dugi”
- Spring 2019 – “Teaching with Textiles”
- Fall 2018 – Cloth as Community: Hmong Textiles in America
- Spring 2018 – FABRICation
- Fall 2017 – Fashioned by Faculty: Creative Scholarship
- Spring and Summer 2017 – Tying the Knot
- Fall 2016 – Layers of Meaning: Color and Design in Guatemalan Textiles, Part 2
- Spring 2016 – Layers of Meaning: Color and Design in Guatemalan Textiles, Part 1