! 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

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

In the past, consumers would purchase products whenever and wherever they had access. In contrast, today's retailers must go above and beyond to create a visual and memorable experience for the consumer. To take on this industry challenge, students enrolled in the TMFD 314: Textiles and Apparel Merchandising and Promotion course utilized the principles and elements of design to draw in the consumer, promote the product, and provide a memorable experience.

Upcoming Exhibition

Lidwina: Years 1-4
July 1st-November 28th

Just like every superhero (and villain) has an origin story, every person with a chronic illness has a diagnosis tale. Sometimes they are long, painful, and wrought with missteps before the final verdict. Sometimes they are abrupt and definitive. I fall into the second category of my grossly over-generalized scale. I had a weird symptom, saw my general practitioner, was sent to a neurologist, had an MRI, and then I had Multiple Sclerosis.

Artist Sheila Talblitzer's work explores the hurdles she has encountered in reconciling her diagnosis through the art of quiltmaking, embroidery, and photography.

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 .