The Story of the Alphabet
August 1st from 6-7:30pm. Free for members, $5 for non-members. This program is not intended for children.
Come to learn about how the sympbols of the alphabet came to be. We will discuss the orgin of the letters and answer any questions you may have. Journey with us to explore one of man’s greatest inventions from the land of Mesopotamia to the present here in Fort Collins.
First Friday Gallery Walk
The first Friday of every month, July 5th 6:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.
Food and Culture of Afghanistan
Thursday, June 20th at 6:00 pm
Presented by Bashir Ahmadi, a CSU Civil Engineering Graduate Student fromAfghanistan, the lecture and slide presentation will offer insight into the daily life and culture of Afghanistan with Afgani-style cuisine catered by locally owned Maza Kabob. Advance ticket purchase is required for the catered event. Tickets must be purchased by Tuesday, June 18th at 5 PM, $20 for members and $25 for non-members.
Children’s Story Time
Saturday, June 1st at 10:30am
The Global Village Museum in conjunction with the Poudre River Public Library will be hosting children’s story time at the museum. The event will include a story and craft associated with the current exhibit,Caravanserai: Art from Central Asia, Middle East and North Africa. The event is geared towards 4-10 year olds, but the entire family is welcome. The event will be held on the first Saturday of every month at 10:30 A.M. and is free to the public. Admission to the museum: $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and students, and $1 for children. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tribal Rugs and Textiles of the Middle East
Thursday, May 9th at 6:00 pm
The Global Village Museum of Arts and Cultures, presents Tribal Rugs and Textiles of the Middle East presented by Paul Ramsey, Textile Expert and owner of Shaver-Ramsey. Produced by nomads and villagers throughout the Middle East and Central Asia for centuries, these decorative rugs and hangings are genuine expressions of tribal culture and provide insight into their daily lives. Ramsey will discuss some of the traditional designs, how they were made and the influence and importance these textiles have had the art and cultures of this region. Free for members, $5 for non-members.
Saturday, May 18th from 1:00pm – 3:00pm
The Global Village Museum presents Henna Hands, a cultural program for children led by henna artists Shreenal Patel who will share the ancient art of Henna painting, a centuries-old tradition that originated in the Middle East and North Africa used by women to beautify themselves for special events and celebrations. Children will tour the Caravanserai exhibit to learn about crafts from the Middle East and North Africa and end their visit with a henna tattoo painted by Patel. Museum admission adults $5, seniors $3 and children $1.