The human experience is everything we touch-and everything that touches us. The way we connect with each other has a powerful effect on the quality of life.
Center for Design and Material Culture
The Center for Design and Material Culture promotes learning, exploration, outreach, and community engagement related to design and material culture through stewardship and administration. Using designed objects as primary sources for research and exhibitions, we invite faculty, students and the community-at-large to explore art, design, and the built environment within the context of society and the natural environment.
Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection
The Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection is one of the nation’s largest university-held textile collections with over 13,000 textile artifacts spanning 16 centuries and 108 countries.
Lynn Mecklenburg Textile Gallery
The Lynn Mecklenburg Textile Gallery provides a space dedicated to rotating exhibitions of the School of Human Ecology’s Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection.
Ruth Davis Design Gallery
The Ruth Davis Design Gallery is an exhibition space focused on the processes and results of design.