Woolen Clouds

Nancy Nicholas Hall
@ 10:00 am - @ 4:00 pm

Woolen Clouds by textile artist Janice Arnold will float and flow through the central lobby of the School of Human Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, trickling into halls and stairwells like an icy breeze. …

Draped felt crosses the image from left to right and overlaps. The felt is slightly translucent and is mostly white with pale blue spread throughout.

Feel the Beat

Lynn Mecklenburg Textile Gallery
@ 10:00 am - @ 4:00 pm

Felt is considered to be the oldest constructed textile, predating weaving, knitting and knotted fabric structures. It is created through a process of beating and agitation which causes the wool fibers to mat together forming …

Two women cut out of photographs lined in blue and yellow. Woman on the left is working on felt on the table in front of her. Woman on the right is beating felt on the table in front of her. In the background is a swirling spiral design with color gradient from yellow to blue.

Spheres of Influence: Glass Across UW

Nancy Nicholas Hall
@ 10:00 am - @ 4:00 pm

The power of shaping glass has played a critical role in the history of UW–Madison. Glass has enabled us to see near, far, into, and beyond. Spheres of Influence: Glass Across UW foregrounds the material …

A glass scientific laboratory device (called a Kaliapparat) is suspended from the top with a black background.

Afterlives: Material Stories from the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection

Nancy Nicholas Hall
@ 10:00 am - @ 4:00 pm

Afterlives explores the many lives of objects and what happens to textiles after they enter the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection. From a remarkable quilt made out of carefully saved 19th-century American cigar silks, and …

Feed sack quilt with four butterfly motifs facing inward, encircling flowers in the center of the design.