R.E.S.P.E.C.T. the Dress: Clothing and Activism in U.S. Women’s History
How did clothing shape perceptions of women’s rights activists in the U.S. before and after the passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920, which legally allowed women the right to vote on a national level? From bloomers to bustles, purses to pantsuits, see how women’s fashion choices were used by the individual herself and others to define gender roles, as the year 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of this moment in the long history of women’s rights.
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 through Saturday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. (Closed until further notice, see notice above.)
- 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.
- 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