Due to ongoing concerns about the spread of COVID-19, visitors to the gallery who have not been vaccinated should wear facial coverings
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.
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.
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 .