NOTICE: The Robert Hillestad Gallery will be CLOSED December 22, 2023 - January 1, 2024 for the Holiday Break.
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.
Photo:Brotherly Glove by Dylan Bockman and Quang Le
Exhibition:Enlarging the Ordinary open November, 17th, 2023 through January, 26th, 2024. M-F 8:30am-4:30pm
Enlarging the Ordinary
Friday, November 17, 2023 to Friday, January 26, 2024
Textiles, Merchandising, and Fashion Design students explore “enlarging the ordinary” through the creation of wearable art made from chipboard. Students used sketching, 3D modeling, and body scans to create these large scale three-dimensional fashion oriented objects.
UPCYCLING! A Fashion & Textile Exhibition of Remaking and Reinventing
Friday, February 2, 2024 to Friday, March 29, 2024
The Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery in the Department of Textiles, Merchandising, and Fashion Design invites high school students to showcase their textile art and fashion designs! Students can submit textile art including apparel design, fiber art, and surface design work. This exhibition seeks to promote and celebrate the creative work of young artists, designers, and makers working with textile or fiber materials or techniques.
The Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery is in Lincoln, Nebraska on the UNL East Campus. It is located on the second floor of the Gwendolyn Newkirk Human Science Building #234, 1650 N. 35th St.
HOURS: The Gallery is open to the public without charge Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 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 metered parking just east of the Gwendolyn Newkirk Human Sciences Building.