Closed for Renovation - Gallery Gets Major Makeover
Saturday, April 23, 2016 to Tuesday, May 31, 2016
The Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's East Campus recently unveiled a $35,000 renovation, including changes to the walls, display platforms and storage areas, and the installation of a new projection software system.
The gallery, located on the second floor of the Home Economics Building at 35th and Holdrege streets, closed at the end of April for a month-long renovation that saw the removal of all of the carpet-like fabric wall covering, which was replaced with Sheetrock. The entire gallery was painted.
Monday, February 15, 2016 to Friday, April 1, 2016
Seventy years of fashion are represented in the upcoming exhibition, “Nebraska: State of Fashion I” at the Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery on UNL's east campus. From the closets of former Nebraska governor Kay Orr, from Avery Woods, and from the late Lincoln dressmaker Ilona Berk come vibrant examples of fashion worn in the state of Nebraska between 1920 and 1990. The exhibition opens February 15, 2016 and tells the story of the connoisseurship and skill that went into the creation of women’s dress in the mid- to late-20th century.
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.
Apparel Design by Breanne Reiss - Option II Thesis Project
Monday, September 14, 2015 to Friday, October 2, 2015
Breanne Reiss, graduate student in UNL’s department of Textiles, Merchandising, and Fashion Design, will exhibit a collection of original garments, completed as part of her thesis work. Reiss was inspired by Japanese folktales to explore themes of womanhood and identity in dress through experimentation with silhouette, texture, and surface design.
In conjunction with the International Quilt Study Center and Museum’s expansion grand opening on Friday, June 5, the Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery will remain open until 8:00 p.m for a special viewing of the exhibition.
Modernism and Romanticism: an American Design Approach
Monday, April 20, 2015 to Friday, May 22, 2015
The work of three American designers, Bill Blass, Geoffrey Beene and Oscar de la Renta will be the substance of this costume exhibition that will establish the mood of American fashion in the latter half of the 20th century. Beginning in the late 1960s, these designers emerged on the global fashion scene with fresh talent, energy and sophistication that marked women's changing position in society. Extant costumes from the UNL collection along with pieces from Indiana University and Ohio State University will adorn the gallery and deliver a message about American ingenuity.
Twenty-four pieces of some of the finest work produced by UNL’s fashion and textile design students will be on display at the Biennial Student Juried Exhibition at the Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery in the Department of Textiles Merchandising and Fashion Design in the College of Education and Human Sciences. The work will be on display in the gallery on the second floor of the Home Economics Building between March 16 and April 10, 2015.