Programs

Monthly Events

The First Friday Every Month
 
Fort Collins Gallery Walk
Half-Priced Admission     6 – 9 pm
The first Friday of every month from 6 – 9 pm, Global Village Museum is part of the Fort Collins Gallery Walk.  Each month we extend our hours and have a special activity to go along with our galleries.  The Museum's diverse collections and artifacts are on display in four gallery spaces: Main GalleryMexico: Objects for Living, Objects for Life, Mundoville Gallery (International Folk Art in Miniature)Village Arts Gallery, and Hall GalleryPeaces of the World a photography exhibit.  Exhibits are created to engage and inspire visitors to learn more about world cultures, people, art, and history in order to promote global understanding.

 

The First Saturday Every Month

Story Time at the Museum
Free 11 am 

The first Saturday of every month at 11 am, Global Village Museum in partner with Poudre River Library District will host Story Time: Tales of Mexico. Enjoy a bilingual story, snack, and a craft related to the Museum’s exhibit Mexico: Objects for Living, Objects for Life. Children and their families are invited to view the rich history and traditions of Mexico through the artistry of its diverse population with a focus on objects used in both everyday life and for special or religious occasions.

 

Program/Events

FREE Admission Black Friday at Global Village Museum

Nov 28  ♦  11 – 5 pm         Free Admission
 
FREE admission to all four galleries! Enjoy a break from shopping and stop in at Global Village Museum.
 
 
Black Friday Only: Special Museum Shop discounts! Members save 30%. 10% discount for the public.
 
 
Pancho Villa's Pistols and Embraces
Presented by Sophie Esch 
Dec 5  ♦  6:30 pm         Free Members   ♦   $5 Public

Pancho Villa, leader of the Northern forces of the Mexican Revolution, is often remembered as a national hero, but in his time many viewed him as an uneducated, unpredictable, and cruel 'savage.' Using songs, imagery, and Pancho Villa’s depiction in the novel El águila y la serpiente (1928) by Martín Luis Guzmán, Ms. Esch will facilitate an entertaining and enlightening hour of discussion.  Sophie Esch is an Assistant Professor of Mexican and Central American Literature and Culture at the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at Colorado State University.

 

Traditional Craft: Papel Amate ~ Josefina’s Art Birchbark painting (bookmarks)
Youth Activity
Dec 13   ♦   2 pm               $3 admission includes craft, snack, & visit 4 galleries

Mexican bark painting is a folk art in which artists use bright colors to paint scenes of everyday village life, colorful birds, flowers and other animals on paper made from tree bark.  The art form is also used to illustrate scenes from traditional fables and stories.  Inspired by Josefina Aguilar’s artwork, youth will make their own papel amate bookmarks, using brown paper in place of bark.

 

 

Easing the Load: Caring for Mexico’s Beasts of Burden
Presented by Angela Gebhart
Dec 16   ♦   6:30 pm        Free Members   ♦   $5 Public

"Easing the Load,” is an informative and engaging look behind the scenes where Angie Gebhart delivers care and compassion to the beasts of burden she serves.  She was a participant in the very first Equitarian Workshop held in Veracruz, Mexico, where her knowledge of Spanish (interpretation), her equine skills, and her work as an educator helped provide care and instruction for rural working animals and their owners.  A veterinary student and past Spanish teacher, Angela regularly travels to Mexico and Central and South America to provide veterinary assistance to working horses, donkeys, and mules. 

 

Admission to the Museum: $5 adults, $3 seniors/students, & $1 children.

The Museum is open Tuesday – Saturday from 11 – 5