Caravanserai: Art from Central Asia, Middle East and North Africa – main gallery Friday, May 3rd — Saturday, August 17th
The Global Village Museum of Arts and Cultures proudly presents Caravanserai: Arts from the Middle East and North Africa, in its temporary exhibit. For centuries, caravanserais were places that provided rest and refreshment for travelers on trade routes through the Middle East and North Africa. The exhibit features artworks from these routes – carpets, canvas, calligraphy and crafts – that embody the shared aesthetics of the region as well as distinct characteristics of individual cultures.
The Mundoville Gallery
The Mundoville Gallery 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 themuseum 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 objects in the collection are hand-made from natural materials.
The Village Arts Gallery
The Village Arts Gallery is home to world folk art, fine art, crafts, artifacts and musical instrumentsdonated by local collectors and founding members of the museum, including Martha Denney, Stewart Price and John Roberts. The collection represents ancient, traditional and contemporary cultures, with emphasis on Africa, Asia, Native America and Oceania. The gallery includes a room dedicated to the U.S. Peace Corps.
Faces of Fort Collins: Our Global Community - Hallway exhibit, Opens June 15th
Fort Collins has an incredible array of connections to cultures throughout the world- personified by our citizens’ engagement and links around the globe. Photographs and biographies of more than 25 residents provide a glimpse into many of the cultural heritages and globally diverse populations that make our community vibrant. This photographic exhibit, presented by Intercultural Educator Martha Denney and Photographer Betsy Meredith Hudgens is sponsored by the Intercultural Resource Center of the Global Village Museum with assistance from Fort Fund and the City of Fort Collins. You are invited to attend the opening reception on Saturday, June 15, 2013 from 5 -7 pm at the Museum and Intercultural Resource Center, located at 200 West Mountain Avenue in Fort Collins. Free for members and $5 for non-members. Please join us and bring your friends to celebrate Northern Colorado’s amazing global connections! For more information call (970) 221–4600. www.globalvillagemuseum.org
The Legacy of the Andes – Opens Friday, September 6th through Saturday, November 23rd
Celebrations from Around the World – Opens Friday, December 6th through Saturday, January 18th