Avenir Museum of Design and Merchandising plays host to an impressive collection of more than 8,000 textiles and garments from cultures around the world. Additionally, it is home to a wide range of 19th and 20th century western artifacts, including textiles, beaded flapper dresses, hats, shoes, handmade lace, and famous designer apparel. Design, history, and textile students and scholars enjoy access to more than 18,000 catalogued clothing, textiles, and interior furnishing objects.
There are four exhibits that launches, which opens January 30 in their new facility:
Mr. Blackwell: “Artist of subtle witchery”
Layers of Meaning: Color and Design in Guatemalan Textiles
Tiny Bits and Pieces
The Power of Maya Women's Artistry