The Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery
Photo Credit: Larry Gawel
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.
Merchandising competition/installations - To See and Be Seen
Monday, April 9, 2018 to Friday, May 18, 2018
Pigment on Cloth: Tradition, Family, and the Art of Indian Pichvai Painting
Monday, June 4, 2018 to Friday, August 31, 2018
This special exhibition introduces our audiences to the historic Indian practice of pichvais, devotional paintings on cotton cloth made as temple hangings in Nathdwara, Rajasthan. The exhibition presents work from one contemporary family of Nathdwara pichvais painters, including family patriarch Charturbhuj Sharma, his sons Shyam Sunderji, Mahesh, and Yugalkishor, and Shyam's son Jatin. They represent the fifth, sixth and seventh generations of pichvais painters in their lineage.
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 Home Economics 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 Home Economics Building.