The Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery
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.
Celebration of Youth XXIII: A Harvest of Creatives
Monday, September 26, 2016 to Saturday, October 15, 2016
“Celebration of Youth XXIII: A Harvest of Creatives” opens on September 26th and continues on exhibition at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery through October 15th. A public reception honoring the artists and their families will take place on Saturday, October 15th in Room 11 of the Home Economics building on east campus, beginning at 3:00 p.m.
Wandering Spirit: African Wax Prints
Monday, October 24, 2016 to Wednesday, November 23, 2016
This exhibition is a tribute to the century-old handmade designs and patterns on textiles that originated in Indonesia and were copied and industrialized by Europeans and exported to Africa. Wandering Spirit: African Wax Prints traces the developmental pathway of the African wax print and tells how these fabrics reflect the stories, dreams, and personalities of the people who wear them. The history of the African wax print is a history paved along colonial trade routes and globalization in the post-colonial era.
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.