The Gallery will be open on a limited basis this summer. Please call (402) 472-2911 to be sure the gallery open.

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.

Photo: The United Stitches, created and photographed by artist Dong-Kyu Kim

The United Stitches is a hand-quilted Korean overcoat or Durumagi. This work is composed of 380 individual receipts collected between 2009 and 2018 mostly in Fort Lee (NJ), New York City and their vicinity, it also includes pieces from Los Angeles, Miami, Hawaii, Key West, Philadelphia and Boston. The United Stitches is on view in our 2022 Textiles and Fiber Art Juried Exhibition

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 .