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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

Lidwina: Years 1-4
July 12th-November 26th

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.

Upcoming Exhibition

Submission deadline November 11th

The Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln invites submissions of textile and fiber art for a juried exhibition in the spring of 2022.  We are pleased to welcome juror Dr. Robert Hillestad, Fiber Artist and Professor Emeritus, back to the gallery for a celebration of the nation's finest in textile art running January-April, 2022.

Submission Guidelines:
-original works of art primarily comprised of textiles and/or fibers (up to 3 submissions per applicant)
-submit using Slideroom link below; to include a brief statement of work and  2-3 high quality images for each submission
-submissions must be received by November 11th
-if selected, artist will provide shipping to and from the Hillestad gallery


Questions can be directed to Kylin Flothe, Gallery Manager, at kflothe2@unl.edu

Or Michael Burton, Gallery Director, at mburton4@unl.edu

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 .