The Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery
The Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery educates and increases awareness of the rich traditions of art, craft, design, and material culture expressed through the exhibition of all forms of textiles and apparel.
The gallery is dedicated to Dr. Robert Hillestad, an internationally renowned fiber artist and Professor Emeritus of Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design.
Biennial Student Juried Exhibition
Monday, April 10, 2017 to Friday, May 5, 2017
Winners of the TMFD Biennial Student Juried Exhibition have been announced. The recipients are as follows: Best of Show, Alison Cloet of Sutton, Nebraska; Award of Distinction, Agustin Torres of Grand Island; Award of Distinction, Sarah Woodman of Nebraska City, Nebraska; Honorable Mention, Olivia Steen of Minden, Nebraska; and Honorable Mention, Samirah Alotaibi of Taif, Saudi Arabia. Each awardee receives a cash prize and will be honored at a free public reception on Friday, May 5th from 5:00pm to 6:30pm, at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery.
Alexander Girard and Textile Design at Mid-Century
Monday, May 22, 2017 to Friday, September 1, 2017
Postwar textile design in the US was eclectic and robust, with designers such as Dorothy Liebes, Charles and Ray Eames, and Alexander Girard capturing the energy and ambition of a country undergoing enormous growth and development. Girard brought an iconoclast's eye and an architect's training to the interiors and furnishings he would design, including the colorful and exuberant textiles that were widely influential. This exhibition focuses on works by Girard from TMFD's historic textiles collection, and on examples of work by related designers that reflect Girard's impact.
Visit the Gallery
The Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery is in Lincoln, Nebraska on the UNL East Campus. It is located on the second floor of the Home Economics building at 35th and Holdrege Streets.
HOURS: The Gallery is open to the public without charge Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and weekends by special request. Call (402) 472-2911, to request weekend opening. It is closed University holidays and between shows.
PARKING: Visitors to the Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery are welcome to park on East Campus in areas marked "Visitor Parking." Parking passes for these areas can be obtained at the time of your visit in Room 105 or Room 234 of the Home Economics Building.