2018-19 schedule

Dutch Complex Housing

Dutch Complex HousingSeptember 19 – November 18, 2018
Scarcity of land and high population density in the Netherlands motivates urban planners to pursue different spatial solutions than those prevalent in the United States. This exhibition explores universal planning concepts including thoughtfulness, social commitment, creative thinking, and potentials for replication.

Textiles and Fashion Design Showcase 2018

Textile sampleNovember 30 – December 3, 2018
The Textiles 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.

Interior Architecture Showcase 2018

Interior architecture sampleDecember 7 – December 10, 2018
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.

Appliqué to Zardozi: A Celebration Sampler

image of Appliqué and ZardoziJanuary 27 – April 14, 2019
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.

Design Studies Masters in Fine Arts Exhibition

April 27 – May 17, 2019
Every year the Ruth Davis Design Gallery showcases the final, degree-fulfilling work of Master of Fine Arts candidates from the Design Studies Department. The exhibition is the culmination of three years of intensive work where each candidate launches his/her formal career as an artist-designer.

Foundations: An Introduction to the Design Studies IA Program

Interior architecture sampleJune 18 – August 2, 2019

The Interior Architecture Program is structured on a foundation emphasizing the process and communication of design, as well as the final product. The four-year professional program is accredited by the Council of Interior Design. Students learn to integrate the art of design with social sciences concerning the interaction of people and their environment, the history of design, and the physical sciences relating to the effects of materials on the physical health and comfort of inhabitants.

Points of Departure: Inspirations from the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection

Points of Departure GallerySeptember 18- November 24, 2019
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 19, 2019,, 5:00-7:00 pm
This fall, a new exhibition marks the conclusion of the 50th anniversary of the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection. Points of Departure: Inspirations from the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection highlights the Collection’s continuing function as a vital resource and catalyst for new exploration and creativity.