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.
Patchwork and Quilts of North Karnataka, India
Monday, October 16, 2017 to Friday, November 17, 2017
Quilting is both a practical craft and an art form practiced around the world. In both craft and art, quilting tells the story of the culture from which it takes its form. This exhibition presents Quilts from North Karnataka, emphasizing the diversity of patchwork in this region of southern India. Former TMFD merchandising faculty member Dr. Shubha Bennur has gathered a great deal of data and documentation on the quilts of Karnataka, from five regions in that state. In travels there she interviewed a number of quilters and their family members.
Madison and Matthew Creech - This Must Be the Place
Monday, December 4, 2017 to Friday, January 26, 2018
Madison Simmons Creech, a 2010 TMFD textile and fashion design graduate, and her husband Matthew Creech's collaborative works present common experiences in contemporary society as emblematic of pop culture nostalgia. Their imagery is a mix of lowbrow idiosyncrasies and pop icons, mashed together to create lighthearted, digitally-manipulated quilts conditioned by political and melancholic undertones. The artist couple uses fabrication to manipulate visual information that is derived from the collective consciousness
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.