Building Bridges: Our School of Human Ecology

Thursday, June 25-Friday, August 7, 2015

The Ruth Davis Design Gallery is excited to announce its annual summer exhibition, Building Bridges: Our School of Human Ecology in the Real World. Featuring work by current students as well as alumni of the School of Human Ecology, these projects will focus on how they use the skills they acquired in the classroom to build bridges across communities.

The exhibition will be on display at the Ruth Davis Design Gallery from June 25 through August 7 with special hours: Thursday – Friday 11-3 or by email for appointment.

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About Design Gallery

The Ruth Davis Design Gallery holds exhibitions that relate to the processes and results of design. Together we encourage research, education and outreach by bringing together the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection, the Design Gallery and Ruth Ketterer Harris Library, as well as undergraduate and graduate programs in Design Studies. We are located in the new Nancy Nicholas Hall at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s School of Human Ecology.

Completed in June 2012, the LEED-certified Nancy Nicholas Hall supports the School’s mission to improve the quality of human life, through its education, research, creative endeavors, outreach and engagement. This technology-rich environment facilitates webinars, video conferencing, and interactive learning. Its accessibility, café, roof terrace, and other comfortable community spaces welcome visitors and promote interactions among faculty, staff, students, and visitors. An enlarged, climate-controlled Design Gallery and Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection enhance the visibility of creative works from both students and professional artists.

Support Us

All Design Gallery events and exhibitions are free and open to the public, thanks in part to the generous support from the Anonymous Fund. Support our programming through a gift to the University of Wisconsin Foundation.

More questions?

Please call 608-262-8815. You can also email Gallery Director Liese Pfeifer. For the most up to date information, like us on Facebook.