2018-19 schedule

Dutch Complex Housing

Dutch Complex HousingWednesday, September 19 – Sunday, November 18, 2018
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 20, 5 – 7 pm
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 sampleFriday, November 30 – Monday, December 3, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, November 30, 5 – 7 pm
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 sampleFriday, December 7 – Monday, December 10, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, December 7, 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.

Appliqué to Zardozi: A Celebration Sampler

image of Appliqué and ZardoziSunday, January 27 – Sunday, April 14, 2019
Opening Reception: Sunday, January 27, 1 – 3 pm
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

Saturday, April 27 – Friday, May 17, 2019
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 2, 5 – 7 pm
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.

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

Points of Departure GalleryWednesday, September 18- Sunday, 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.