Selected Past Exhibitions
Sarah Wagner: YARD/ZONE
Monday, May 19, 2014 to Friday, September 5, 2014
The opening reception for Yard/Zone, an exhibition of stitched sculptural forms by Sarah Wagner of Detroit, will be Sunday, May 18. The exhibit will run from May 19-September 5, 2014 at the Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery. The artist will speak about her work at 2:30 pm in room 11 of the Home Economics Building and will be present at a reception in her honor following her talk. The Friends of the Textiles Gallery will host the reception at the east campus venue.
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Monday, April 7, 2014 to Friday, May 9, 2014
Complex Weavers announces its biennial international juried exhibition “Complexity”, featuring works employing complex weave structures that interlace threads and fibers in ways beyond plain weave. The opening reception for this touring exhibition, will be Sunday, April 6 from 1-3pm at the Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery on the east campus of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. According to the show organizers, “complex weaving is defined by the cloth produced and the mind it took to create it, not by the equipment used.” The exhibit runs from through May 9, 2014.
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Japan and Fashion: Impact and Influence
Monday, February 24, 2014 to Friday, March 28, 2014
Pre-exhibition event – A Dialogue with Elizabeth Wilson textile expert and owner of Asiatica. February 20, 2014, at 5:00 p.m., room 11 Home Economics Building, sponsored by the Faculty Senate Convocations Committee
Public lecture by Jay Rich, Replicating and Referencing Japanese Textile Dyeing Processes, Thursday, March 20, 6:00 p.m., room 11 Home Economics Building, reception hosted by the Friends immediately follows on the second floor near the gallery
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Mountains & Ghosts: New Ikat Tapestries & Prints - Mary Zicafoose
Monday, December 2, 2013 to Friday, January 17, 2014
The Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery director, Wendy Weiss, is pleased to announce that the public will have an opportunity to view the work of Nebraska artist Mary Zicafoose. A longtime resident of Omaha, her large-scale ikat tapestry diptychs, small format tapestry vignettes, and framed collagraphic monoprints on paper, explore the archetypal symbol of the trinity. The exhibition opens to the public December 2, 2013 and runs until January 17, 2014.
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Celebration of Youth XX: Exuberance
Monday, September 30, 2013 to Friday, October 25, 2013
Celebration and Reception
Saturday, October 26, 2013, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Program begins in Room 11, lower level, Home Economics Building.
Public reception immediately follows on the second floor, outside the Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery.
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Constructing History: Structures and Silhouettes
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Period dress and reproduction, focusing on the major changes between 1890 and 1930, are the subjects of “Constructing History: Structures and Silhouettes,” an exhibition at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Robert Hillestad Textile Gallery that runs through June 28, 2013.
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Woven Art of Indonesia: Makers, Meaning and Significance
Monday, March 11, 2013 to Friday, April 5, 2013
Public reception, First Friday, April 5, 2013, 5:00 - 7:00 PM, with Gallery talk by Barbara Turner at 6:00 PM.
Special features of the First Friday open evening includes an Open Indigo Sampling Studio with Jay Rich and Barbara Rieke Turner, Room 22, Home Economics Building, April 5, 2:00 – 6:00 pm. Call (507) 382-8306 for details.
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Suiting Ourselves 1890 to 1990
Monday, October 24, 2011 to Wednesday, December 21, 2011
An exhibition tailored to showcase men's and women's suits from the department's Historic Costume Collection.
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