! All visitors need an escort into the building to visit the Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery. Please call (402) 472-2911 or email mbieber2@unl.edu to schedule your visit.

Due to ongoing concerns about the spread of COVID-19, visitors to the gallery over two years of age are required to use a facial covering at all times when indoors on the UNL campus.

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The Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery educates and increases awareness of the rich traditions of art, craft, design, and material culture expressed through the exhibition of all forms of textiles and apparel.

The gallery is dedicated to Dr. Robert Hillestad, an internationally renowned fiber artist and Professor Emeritus of Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design.

Current Exhibition

2021 Fashion Student Showcase
March 8th-April 9th

A juried exhibition of top student work. This exhibition represents exemplary work by the undergraduate and graduate students of the Textiles, Merchandising, and Fashion Design Department. Products of both class work and independent projects are displayed.

Upcoming Exhibition

The Silent Seller: Storytelling Through Visual Merchandising
April 19th-June 18th

Merchandising students display their original works.

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 Human Sciences 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 Human Sciences Building .