Current Exhibits

Colors of East Africa 
Main Gallery
Feb 2 – May 19, 2018

Colors of East Africa, an exceptional showcase of eight countries along the Great Rift Valley, continues through May 19 at the Global Village Museum of Arts and Cultures.  The exhibit features art and artifacts on loan from over 40 collectors and international travelers in Northern Colorado.  Many items reflect the intersection between the wildlife and the indigenous cultures, such as a loin cloth fashioned from fish vertebrae and a Maasai shield & weaponry.

Bags Packed and Headed to the Rockies:  The Legacy of Immigration in Fort Collins              Hall Gallery
Apr 6 – Apr 28, 2018

A fascinating historical exhibit curated by graduate students at Colorado State University highlighting the valuable contributions of immigrants to the culture of modern Fort Collins, the exhibit will focus on various ethnic communities from the 1850s through the end of the 20th century.  The project is by students in the Museum Methods class taught by Thomas Cauvin, Assistant Professor in CSU’s Department of History.

Mundoville Gallery
International Folk Art in Miniatures
Permanent Exhibit

The Mundoville Gallery of International Folk Art in Miniature features the world in miniature.  The collection was donated by the late Jeanne Nash, a founding member of the Museum.  Nash donated her entire collection to the Museum which comprises over 21 miniature houses, multiple small-scale scene replications, and hundreds of international folk dolls representing eras, people, and cultures from around the globe.  In addition there are numerous related life-size items.  Many items in the collection are hand-made from natural materials.

Village Arts Gallery
Permanent Exhibit

Village Arts Gallery is the home to world folk art, fine art, and artifacts all donated by local collectors and founding members.  The collection represents ancient, traditional, and contemporary cultures with emphasis on Africa, Asia, and Oceania.  Scan the QR codes in the exhibit and view the story behind the artifact narrated by John Roberts.

 

Hall of International Textiles

Hall of International Textiles has unique hand-stitched and woven textiles and wall hangings:  applique, batik, cross-stitched, embroidered, beaded, and hand painted.