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Avenir Museum
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1400 Remington Street, Fort Collins, CO, 80523, United States

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October 27, 2014

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: October 27, 2014 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

October 28, 2014

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: October 28, 2014 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

October 29, 2014

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: October 29, 2014 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

October 30, 2014

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: October 30, 2014 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

October 31, 2014

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: October 31, 2014 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

November 3, 2014

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: November 3, 2014 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

November 4, 2014

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: November 4, 2014 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

November 5, 2014

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: November 5, 2014 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

November 6, 2014

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: November 6, 2014 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

November 7, 2014

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: November 7, 2014 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

November 10, 2014

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: November 10, 2014 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

November 11, 2014

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: November 11, 2014 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

November 12, 2014

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: November 12, 2014 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

November 13, 2014

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: November 13, 2014 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

November 14, 2014

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: November 14, 2014 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

November 17, 2014

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: November 17, 2014 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

November 18, 2014

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: November 18, 2014 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

November 19, 2014

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: November 19, 2014 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

November 20, 2014

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: November 20, 2014 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

November 21, 2014

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: November 21, 2014 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

November 24, 2014

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: November 24, 2014 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

November 25, 2014

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: November 25, 2014 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

November 26, 2014

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: November 26, 2014 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

November 27, 2014

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: November 27, 2014 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

November 28, 2014

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: November 28, 2014 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

December 1, 2014

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: December 1, 2014 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

December 2, 2014

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: December 2, 2014 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

December 3, 2014

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: December 3, 2014 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

December 4, 2014

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: December 4, 2014 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

December 5, 2014

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: December 5, 2014 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

December 8, 2014

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: December 8, 2014 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

December 9, 2014

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: December 9, 2014 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

December 10, 2014

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: December 10, 2014 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

December 11, 2014

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: December 11, 2014 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

December 12, 2014

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: December 12, 2014 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

December 15, 2014

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: December 15, 2014 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

December 16, 2014

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: December 16, 2014 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

December 17, 2014

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: December 17, 2014 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

December 18, 2014

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: December 18, 2014 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

December 19, 2014

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: December 19, 2014 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

December 22, 2014

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: December 22, 2014 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

December 23, 2014

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: December 23, 2014 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

December 24, 2014

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: December 24, 2014 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

December 25, 2014

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: December 25, 2014 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

December 26, 2014

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: December 26, 2014 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

December 29, 2014

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: December 29, 2014 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

December 30, 2014

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: December 30, 2014 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

December 31, 2014

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: December 31, 2014 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

January 1, 2015

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: January 1, 2015 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

January 2, 2015

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: January 2, 2015 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

January 5, 2015

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: January 5, 2015 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

January 6, 2015

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: January 6, 2015 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

January 7, 2015

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: January 7, 2015 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

January 8, 2015

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: January 8, 2015 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

January 9, 2015

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: January 9, 2015 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

January 12, 2015

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: January 12, 2015 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

January 13, 2015

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: January 13, 2015 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

January 14, 2015

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: January 14, 2015 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

January 15, 2015

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: January 15, 2015 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

January 16, 2015

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: January 16, 2015 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

January 19, 2015

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: January 19, 2015 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

January 20, 2015

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: January 20, 2015 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

January 21, 2015

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: January 21, 2015 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

January 22, 2015

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: January 22, 2015 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

January 23, 2015

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: January 23, 2015 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

January 26, 2015

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: January 26, 2015 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

January 27, 2015

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: January 27, 2015 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

January 28, 2015

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: January 28, 2015 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

January 29, 2015

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: January 29, 2015 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

January 30, 2015

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: January 30, 2015 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

February 2, 2015

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: February 2, 2015 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

February 3, 2015

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: February 3, 2015 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

February 4, 2015

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: February 4, 2015 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

February 5, 2015

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: February 5, 2015 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

February 6, 2015

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: February 6, 2015 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

February 9, 2015

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: February 9, 2015 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

February 10, 2015

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: February 10, 2015 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

February 11, 2015

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: February 11, 2015 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

February 12, 2015

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: February 12, 2015 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

February 13, 2015

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: February 13, 2015 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

February 16, 2015

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: February 16, 2015 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

February 17, 2015

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: February 17, 2015 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

February 18, 2015

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: February 18, 2015 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

February 19, 2015

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: February 19, 2015 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

February 20, 2015

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: February 20, 2015 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

February 23, 2015

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: February 23, 2015 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

February 24, 2015

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: February 24, 2015 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

February 25, 2015

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: February 25, 2015 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

February 26, 2015

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: February 26, 2015 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

February 27, 2015

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: February 27, 2015 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

March 2, 2015

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: March 2, 2015 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

March 3, 2015

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: March 3, 2015 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

March 4, 2015

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: March 4, 2015 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

March 5, 2015

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: March 5, 2015 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

March 6, 2015

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: March 6, 2015 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

March 9, 2015

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: March 9, 2015 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

March 10, 2015

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: March 10, 2015 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

March 11, 2015

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: March 11, 2015 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

March 12, 2015

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: March 12, 2015 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

March 13, 2015

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: March 13, 2015 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

March 16, 2015

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: March 16, 2015 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

March 17, 2015

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: March 17, 2015 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

March 18, 2015

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: March 18, 2015 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

March 19, 2015

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: March 19, 2015 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

March 20, 2015

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: March 20, 2015 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

March 23, 2015

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: March 23, 2015 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

March 24, 2015

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: March 24, 2015 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

March 25, 2015

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: March 25, 2015 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

March 26, 2015

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: March 26, 2015 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

March 27, 2015

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: March 27, 2015 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

March 30, 2015

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: March 30, 2015 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

March 31, 2015

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: March 31, 2015 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

April 1, 2015

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: April 1, 2015 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

April 2, 2015

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: April 2, 2015 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

April 3, 2015

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: April 3, 2015 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

April 6, 2015

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: April 6, 2015 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

April 7, 2015

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: April 7, 2015 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

April 8, 2015

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: April 8, 2015 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

April 9, 2015

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: April 9, 2015 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

April 10, 2015

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: April 10, 2015 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

April 13, 2015

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: April 13, 2015 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

April 14, 2015

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: April 14, 2015 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

April 15, 2015

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: April 15, 2015 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

April 16, 2015

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: April 16, 2015 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

April 17, 2015

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: April 17, 2015 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

April 20, 2015

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: April 20, 2015 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

April 21, 2015

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: April 21, 2015 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

April 22, 2015

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: April 22, 2015 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

April 23, 2015

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: April 23, 2015 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

April 24, 2015

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: April 24, 2015 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

April 27, 2015

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: April 27, 2015 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

April 28, 2015

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: April 28, 2015 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

April 29, 2015

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: April 29, 2015 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

April 30, 2015

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: April 30, 2015 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

May 1, 2015

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: May 1, 2015 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

May 4, 2015

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: May 4, 2015 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

May 5, 2015

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: May 5, 2015 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

May 6, 2015

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: May 6, 2015 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

May 7, 2015

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: May 7, 2015 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

May 8, 2015

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: May 8, 2015 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

May 11, 2015

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: May 11, 2015 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

May 12, 2015

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: May 12, 2015 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

May 13, 2015

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: May 13, 2015 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

May 14, 2015

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: May 14, 2015 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

May 15, 2015

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: May 15, 2015 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

May 18, 2015

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: May 18, 2015 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

May 19, 2015

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: May 19, 2015 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

May 20, 2015

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: May 20, 2015 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

May 21, 2015

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: May 21, 2015 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

May 22, 2015

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: May 22, 2015 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

May 25, 2015

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: May 25, 2015 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

May 26, 2015

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: May 26, 2015 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

May 27, 2015

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: May 27, 2015 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

May 28, 2015

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: May 28, 2015 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public

May 29, 2015

August 18 – May 29, 2015

08.18.14_Mola1Molas are colorful textiles created by a reverse appliqué process in which two to five layers of fabric are sewn together and cut through. Made by Kuna Indian women of Kuna Yala (Kuna land) in Panama, they feature original imagery inspired by local influences such as Kuna life and worldview, and global influences such as tourism and pop culture.

This exhibition highlights the mola as both textile art and as cultural artifact, and examines how molas reflect the complex interplay of maintaining Kuna cultural traditions in a changing world and global economy. All of the molas, photographs, and supporting objects in the exhibition, dating from the 1920s through the 1990s, are part of a new donation to the Avenir Museum by Colorado Springs textile collector, exhibition developer, and author Joyce Cheney; they traveled for almost ten years as part of a national touring exhibition curated by Cheney.

Date: May 29, 2015 11:00 am
Cost: FREE and open to the public