FUTURE TENSE: 2023 Textiles and Fiber Art Juried Exhibition
Thursday, February 23, 2023 to Sunday, April 23, 2023
FUTURE TENSE 2023 will celebrate the creative work of student artists, designers, and makers working with or inspired by fiber or textile materials or techniques. FUTURE TENSE 2023 offers a glimpse into the future of contemporary fibers by presenting the very best work being made by students in the field today.
Join us for a virtual walkthrough with Robert Hillestad Textile Gallery director Michael Burton and hear from this year's juror, Natalie Baxter, and exhibition awards winners Esther Elia, Sevaan Perrow, and Emily Keown.
Monday, January 9, 2023 to Friday, February 10, 2023
Human Connections features UNL student work from the Visualization Studio course in the Textiles, Merchandising, Fashion Design Department. Students visualized a physical and metaphorical “human connection” using sketching, 3D modeling, and body scans to create wearable art made from chip board.
Summer/ Fall 2022 Exhibition- Designer Kendra Benson
Monday, August 1, 2022 to Friday, December 16, 2022
TMFD will host alumni and NYC fashion designer Kendra Benson with an exhibition of her latest collections; Padam Padam, Japonica, Nashua and americanodyssey. Benson is a 2005 graduate of the Fashion Design program and has since launched her career with her brand THIS WOMAN'S WORK. We also look forward to a visit from Kendra during the Fall 2022 semester for a gallery talk and TMFD workshop with students in Experimental Design and Draping.
UNL Merchandising Students Present: Visual Merchandising Vignettes
Monday, May 2, 2022 to Monday, June 6, 2022
Led by Lecturer Jinhee Han Ph.D., TMFD 314 student groups will exhibit fashion merchandise in the Gallery to demonstrate how to effectively apply design principles and elements to please the viewers’ eyes. Each display will show an assigned design concept/theme. This exhibit will demonstrate TMFD merchandising students through May 15th, 2022.
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 to Friday, January 21, 2022
"A Gold Slipper" showcases art and amimation based on a short story of the same name by Nebraska author, Willa Cather.
Michael Burton, assistant professor, and his Animating History Lab, which includes undergraduate and graduate students and alumni, created costumes and a film showcased in this exhibition with support from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Cather Project.
Monday, October 5, 2020 to Friday, December 18, 2020
Handweavers Guild of America, Inc. presents: Small Expressions, an annual juried exhibit to showcase contemporary small-scale works created using fiber techniques in a variety of media no larger than 15 inches. This traveling exhibition makes a stop at the Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery for the Fall 2020 semester and is juried by contemporary tapestry artist Jon Eric Riis.