New Acquisitions from the Textiles, Merchandising & Fashion Design’s Historic Costume Collection

Date: Time: 8:30 am–4:00 pm
Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery Room: 231
1650 North 35th Street
Home Economics Building
Lincoln NE 68583-0802
Directions: The gallery is located on the second floor of the Home Economics Building on East Campus, at 1650 N. 35th Street, north of the East Campus Loop (map at Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday and by appointment.
Additional Info: Free and open to the public Monday - Friday. Closed university holidays
Contact: Rosanne Samuelson, 402-472-2911,
This new exhibition, running through March 3, 2017, features a selection of recent acquisitions and donations to the collection. A key goal of the collections program is to accession objects that fit into and expand the cultural, historical, and aesthetic range of the collection. This helps to create an increasingly relevant and impactful resource for teaching and scholarship.

Among the works included in the exhibition are a soutache embellished cotton dress dating from 1909; a 1970s Marii pleated gown from American designer Mary McFadden; women’s suits by Thierry Mugler and by Arnold Scaasi from the late 1980s; an Issey Miyake Pleats Please blouse from the 1990s; and a deconstructed silk dress ca. 2000 from the avant-garde fashion house Comme des Garcons, the creative enterprise of Japanese designer Rei Kawakubo.

The public is invited to a panel discussion titled “Teaching From The Collections” on February 16th, featuring TMFD faculty members Drs. Mary Alice Casto, Sandra Starkey and Claire Nicholas, and assistant professor of practice Michael Burton, along with Ph.D. graduate student Molly McPherson.

For more information, call 402-472-2911 or visit
Free and open to the public.

Image: Gray deconstructed cowl neck dress, c. 2000
Label: Comme des Garcons, Designer: Rei Kawakubo
Departmental purchase from the estate of Mary Wangsness of Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2011.001.035

Additional Public Info:
Visitor parking is available near the building (secure a guest pass at the nearest administrative office) and metered stalls are located in the parking lot north of the Nebraska East Union.

image for event 101585

Download this event to my calendar