Lynn Mecklenburg Textile Gallery Grand Opening

Date(s) - 01/27/2019
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

School Of Human Ecology


On Display:

Lynn Mecklenburg Textile Gallery
One of A Kind, Ahead of Her Time: The Legacy of Helen Louise Allen

The show highlights Professor Allen’s life as a scholar, global trailer, and collector with a display of pieces considered to be the foundational core of the present-day collection.

Ruth Davis Design Gallery
Appliqué to Zardozi: A Celebration Sampler

The first of two major anniversary exhibitions celebrating the breadth and depth of the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection, and featuring an international selection of textile-making techniques.


The Lynn Mecklenburg Textile Gallery is dedicated to showcasing selections of the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection. Generous support for the Gallery has been provided by Susan J. and Harry C. Engstrom, Lynn K. and Gary A. Mecklenburg, Jane and David C. Villa, Sandra C. and Jack W. Winder

This event launches a yearlong 50th anniversary celebration of the collection, which has grown to more than 13,000 objects, making it one of the nation’s largest textile collections of its kind.


RSVP by January 18 to Deb Olson, | 608-262-4847