Ruth Davis Design Gallery

Coming Soon: Design Studies Student Showcases

December 1–4 and December 8-11, 2017

TFD Showcase 2017

Textile and Fashion Design 2017 Fall Showcase

December 1–4, 2017
Opening reception: Friday, December 1, 5 – 7 pm
The Textile and Fashion Design (TFD) Showcase features the work of upper-level TFD undergraduates. Each student curates his/her own space creating a mini-exhibition of their strongest studio works. Pieces range from garments to woven, embellished textiles, dyed and printed yardage, to three-dimensional work, and digital and printed portfolios. This exhibition celebrates the breadth and strength of creative exploration in the Textile and Fashion Design program.
Special Gallery Hours:
Friday, December 1, 10 am – 7 pm
Saturday and Sunday, December 2 – 3, Noon – 4 pm
Monday, December 4, 10 am – 4 pm

IA Showcase 2017

Interior Architecture Showcase 2017

December 8–11, 2017
Opening reception: Friday, December 8, 5 – 7 pm
The Interior Architecture Showcase features the work of IA students who have completed the majority their studio courses. They will present design portfolios that showcase work from their academic careers, including designs for residential spaces as well as commercial spaces, such as offices and restaurants. IA portfolios feature computer-generated virtual representations of the students’ designs, as well as traditional hand illustrations, artwork, and graphics that explain their design process. Many of these students are ready to use these final portfolios as they interview for their first professional positions with design firms and design-related companies.
Special Gallery Hours:
Friday, December 8, 10 am – 7 pm
Saturday and Sunday, December 9 – 10, Noon – 4 pm
Monday, December 11, 10 am – 4 pm


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All Design Gallery events and exhibitions are funded entirely by competitive grants and private donations. Help us keep our programs free and accessible to the public through a gift to the Design Gallery Exhibition Fund at the University of Wisconsin Foundation.
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