Past Exhibitions

Paint Roller on Wall
Photo by Malte Luk

Gallery Renovation
Friday March 29, 2024 to Thursday May 9, 2024

The gallery will be closed from Friday March 29th to May 9th for rennovations. 

The gallery will reopen Friday, May 10th with our latest exhibition Making an Entrance: Magnifying the Details of 20th Century Dress  - Learn More about the next exhibition


Blue Crumpled Fabric
Photo by Gin Patin

UPCYCLED! A Fashion & Textile Exhibition of Remaking and Reinventing
Friday February 9, 2024 to Thursday March 28, 2024

The Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery in the Department of Textiles, Merchandising, and Fashion Design invites high school students to showcase their textile art and fashion designs! Students can submit textile art including apparel design, fiber art, and surface design work. This exhibition seeks to promote and celebrate the creative work of young artists, designers, and makers working with textile or fiber materials or techniques.


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Enlarging the Ordinary
Friday November 17, 2023 to Thursday February 1, 2024

Textiles, Merchandising, and Fashion Design students explore “enlarging the ordinary” through the creation of wearable art made from chipboard. Students used sketching, 3D modeling, and body scans to create these large scale three-dimensional fashion oriented objects.


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Adria Renee Artist Talk & Reception
Wednesday October 11, 2023

Join us for a conversation and reception with artist Adria Renee about her work, inspiration, and collection at the Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery on October 11th from 5:30-7:00pm.


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A Woman's Place is in the Resistance
Thursday May 4, 2023 to Wednesday November 8, 2023

Exploring the Intersections of Fashion and Fandom through Star Wars


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FUTURE TENSE: 2023 Textiles and Fiber Art Juried Exhibition
Thursday February 23, 2023 to Sunday April 23, 2023

FUTURE TENSE 2023 will celebrate the creative work of student artists, designers, and makers working with or inspired by fiber or textile materials or techniques. FUTURE TENSE 2023 offers a glimpse into the future of contemporary fibers by presenting the very best work being made by students in the field today.