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Blackwell Gala: Conserving Couture

Join us for a celebration honoring the 100th anniversary of the birth of fashion designer Mr. Blackwell! Hear stories of the legendary designer from those of us at CSU who knew him best, and from the Apparel Design students who have been inspired by his legacy. Funds raised through this event will support the conservation of items in the Blackwell collection, and are deeply appreciated. Be sure to register by Friday, September 30.

Thursday, October 6, 2022 – 6 p.m. MT /Program will begin at 6:45 p.m.

Menu: Heavy hors d’oeuvres/ Wine-Beer-Signature Cocktail

Attire: Will you make the best-dressed list? Formal ‘Black(well) Tie’ attire encouraged

Cost: $50 per person – Register online at this link. If you are unable to attend but would like to donate to Conserving Couture, you can donate online at this link.

If you have questions or need assistance contact Doreen Beard, Avenir Museum director of operations and engagement at avenirmuseum@colostate.edu.

Avenir Museum Quarterly Book Club: 'Fashion Victims'

The Avenir is pleased to announce our selection for our next Quarterly Book Club virtual gathering! Please plan to procure a copy from your preferred library or bookseller, and then join us on Zoom on Saturday, October 22 from 5-6 p.m. for a lively discussion of ‘Fashion Victims: The Dangers of Dress Past and Present by Alison Matthews David. It is described as “Fabulously gory and gruesome, Fashion Victims takes the reader on a fascinating journey through the lethal history of women’s, men’s and children’s dress, in myth and reality.”

This a Virtual/Zoom Meeting. See you all on October 22, 2022, at 5:00p.m. M.T.

Register online at this link!

Collector Conversations

Thursday, Nov. 10, 7-8:30 p.m., Linda L. Carlson Classroom – Room 157

Jeannine Pedersen-Guzman of the Archaeological Repository of Colorado State University and Ollie Bode of the Global Village Museum of Arts and Cultures in Fort Collins will present as part of the Collector Conversations series.

This series profiles collecting institutions on campus and in the community through presentations and collaborative conversations. Sponsored by a grant from the Lilla B. Morgan Memorial Endowment, a premier supporter of arts and culture at CSU. Please help grow this fund with a gift.

Collector Conversations

Thursday, Dec. 8, 7-8:30 p.m., Linda L. Carlson Classroom – Room 157

Mark Shelstad of Colorado State University Special Collections and Archives and Linda Moore of the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery will present as part of the Collector Conversations series.

This series profiles collecting institutions on campus and in the community through presentations and collaborative conversations. Sponsored by a grant from the Lilla B. Morgan Memorial Endowment, a premier supporter of arts and culture at CSU. Please help grow this fund with a gift.

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