Monday, October 16, 2017 to Friday, November 17, 2017
Quilting is both a practical craft and an art form practiced around the world. In both craft and art, quilting tells the story of the culture from which it takes its form. This exhibition presents Quilts from North Karnataka, emphasizing the diversity of patchwork in this region of southern India. Former TMFD merchandising faculty member Dr. Shubha Bennur has gathered a great deal of data and documentation on the quilts of Karnataka, from five regions in that state. In travels there she interviewed a number of quilters and their family members.
Monday, September 11, 2017 to Saturday, September 30, 2017
The annual exhibition “Celebration of Youth XXIV” continues through September 30th at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery. As with all twenty-three preceding iterations of the exhibition, this one showcases the work of youth from around the state, who competed at the Nebraska State Fair in the 4-H areas of Clothing, Home Environment, and Quilt Quest.
Alexander Girard and Textile Design at Mid-Century
Monday, May 22, 2017 to Friday, September 1, 2017
Hillestad Gallery summer 2017 exhibition opens May 22
The exhibition “Alexander Girard and Textile Design at Mid-Century” opens in the Robert Hillestad Gallery on May 22, 2017 and continues through September 1. The exhibition features Girard’s designs from the department’s historic textiles collection alongside fashion of the period, to examine how trends in textile pattern, color and fiber were connected across multiple design fields and served as expressions of modernity.
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.
A través de los años: Costa Rican History through Conceptual Apparel Design, Katherine Rodriquez Thesis Exhibition
Monday, March 13, 2017 to Friday, March 24, 2017
“A través de los años: Costa Rican History through Conceptual Apparel Design”, a graduate student thesis exhibition, runs from March 13th through March 24th in the Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery on UNL’s east campus. The general public and the university community are invited to attend an opening reception from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 13th, 2017.
New Acquisitions from the Textiles, Merchandising & Fashion Design's Historic Costume Collection
Monday, January 30, 2017 to Friday, March 3, 2017
The exhibition NEW ACQUISITIONS FROM TEXTILES, MERCHANDISING & FASHION DESIGN’S HISTORIC COSTUME COLLECTION runs from January 30th through March 3rd , 2017 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery.
Monday, October 24, 2016 to Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Special events: Reading of selections from “The Fishermen” by Assistant Professor Chigozie Obioma, 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 1 in Home Economics Building Room 11 on East Campus. Reception and book signing follow in the Hillestad Gallery.
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.
Monday, June 6, 2016 to Friday, September 16, 2016
Vox Stellarum or Voice of the Stars is textile artist Elin Noble’s response to an early eighteenth century copperplate engraving from the 1731 book titled Physica sacraby the Swiss natural scientist Johann Jakob Scheuchzer.