The Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery is devoted to the exhibition of textiles--from art to apparel, from East to West, from past to present, and from emerging artists to the acclaimed.
The gallery is dedicated to Dr. Robert Hillestad, an internationally renowned fiber artist and Professor Emeritus of Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design.
Red, White and Green All Over: Traditions and Variations of 19th Century Appliqué . Holly Zemke, Option II Thesis Project
Monday, November 23, 2015 to Friday, February 5, 2016
Note: The Gallery will be closed November 26-29, 2015 (Thanksgiving); December 24, 2015 - January 3, 2016 (UNL closedown); and January 19, 2016 (Martin Luther King holiday).
A new exhibition opening on November 23, at the Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery will explore red and green quilts just in time for the holiday season. “Red, White, & Green All Over: Traditions and Variations of 19th-Century Red & Green Applique” features the elegant genre of red and green applique quilts that American quiltmakers made in large numbers between 1840 and 1880.
Stories in Fashion, a Nebraska Perspective
Monday, February 15, 2016 to Friday, April 1, 2016
An exhibition of custom designed garments from the Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design Historic Costume collection that reflect the lives and careers of some of Nebraska’s notable women. Included in the exhibition is a grouping of garments designed for former Nebraska Governor, Kay Orr by Nebraska designer Mary Anne Vaccaro. The exhibition is curated by Dr. Barbara Trout.
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.