The First Friday Every Month 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 First Saturday Every Month Children’s Story Time
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.
The Fashioning of Frida October 4 • 2 pm Free Members • $5 Public Presented by Maricela DeMirjyn Frida Kahlo, the famous Mexican self-portrait artist and feminist icon is the topic of “The Fashioning of Frida” an informal presentation and discussion presented by Dr. Maricela DeMirjyn of Colorado State University. Dr. DeMirjyn, associate professor in the Department of Ethnic Studies and The Center for Women’s Studies and Gender Research, will show through her artwork and stylized fashion Frida creates spaces regarding both gender and ethnic identity. Kahlo’s self-portraits will be explored to investigate the ways embodiment is theoretically posited in her artwork. Her “performed personage” will also be discussed.
Drepung Gomang Sacred Arts Tour October 8, 9, 10, & 11 Six Buddhist Monks from the Drepung Gomang Monastery in India will be visiting Fort Collins during their Sacred Arts Tour this October. The Gomang monks bring ancient ways and beliefs that promote global peace, non-violent conflict resolution, compassion, and wisdom.
October 8 at 3 pm they will bless Global Village Museum’s Tibetan Losel Dolls Collection. Following the blessing, an opening ceremony will be held for the creation of the Sacred World Peace Sand Mandala (designed by the Dalai Lama). The Mandala depicts all world religions in harmony. Beautiful authentic items made by Tibetan craftspeople will be offered for sale.
Oct 9, 10, and 11 (11 – 5 pm) the monks will craft the Peace Mandala sandpainting in the Museum entry and the public is invited to watch the process. Saturday, Oct 11 there will be a closing ceremony at the Museum culminating in a procession to disperse the sacred sand into the Poudre River. This is open to the public.
The final event of their tour is the Drepung Gomang Cultural Pageant at the Fort Collins Senior Center Twinberry Auditorium on Sunday, Oct 12 at 3 pm. Tickets for this event are $10 and available at the Senior Center 970.221.6644. The pageant features the monks in costume performing the Yak Dance, the Snow Lion Dance, the Good Luck Dance, music, and chanting prayers.
For more information: www.sacredarttour.org.
Tales From Afar “You’ve got to be kidding….” Entertaining Stories from a Life Overseas Presented by John Roberts October 22 • 6:30 pm Free Members • $5 Public John Roberts, immediate past Board Chair and Cofounder of the Global Village Museum, will share tales and stories of his 34 year life overseas with the U.S. Department of State and US Peace Corps. This promises to be an exhilarating and entertaining evening, particularly designed for the adult mind. John’s story categories include: “Do we speak the same language?,” “Is this food,” Hair-raising adventures,” and “Can’t we just get along.” Don’t miss this extraordinary evening of international and cross-cultural entertainment!
Sky Phenomena Among the Aztecs and their Predecessors in Central Mexico October 23 • 6:30 pm Free Members • $5 Public Presented by Bryan Dennis Archaeoastronomy is the study of how people in the past understood the phenomena of the sky and used this knowledge in their daily lives. Among the Aztecs, sky phenomena was used to develop calendars, buildings aligned to key movements of the sun, moon, and planets and formed the basis of many aspects of their religious and ritual life.
Understanding Aztec Human Sacrifice November 6 • 6:30 pm Free Members • $5 Public Presented by Bryan Dennis Human sacrifice is often presented in a sensational manner with little regard for the cultural context within which it occurred. This talk will discuss the religious, ritual, and political associations of human sacrifice as practiced by the Aztec. Archaeological evidence will be supplemented by native written sources and Spanish eye-witness accounts.
Admission to the Museum: $5 adults, $3 seniors/students, & $1 children.