Meet iconic textile designer, Ruth Adler Schnee

Schnee Poster


Saturday, March 10, 2018
10:30am – Noon

Documentary Viewing 

“Ms. Schnee will not attend the viewing.”

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Light refreshments will be served.

Schnee, the 2015 Kresge Foundation Eminent Artist, was a pioneer in establishing the modern look of architectural interiors. Known primarily for her fabric prints of abstract patterns of geometric and organic forms, her textiles worked to define the post-World War II sense of public space. Throughout her 70-year career, she collaborated with some of the world’s most prominent architects such as Buckminster Fuller and Walter Gropius.

Schnee (b. 1923) received her bachelors of fine arts degree from the Rhode Island School of Design, and her masters of fine arts from the Cranbrook Academy of Art, becoming the first woman to earn a graduate degree in architecture in 1946. With her husband, Edward Schnee, she opened Adler-Schnee Associates, which focused on home décor, interiors, and furniture.

Her work is currently on exhibit at the Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center in Pueblo until April 22.

This event is co-sponsored with the UCCS College of Letters, Arts, and Science and with the Department of Anthropology.

More information on Ruth Adler Schnee:

UCCS Heller Center for Arts & Humanities
1250 N. Campus Heights Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
½ mill off N. Nevada Ave., access road at the back of the parking lot across from Trader Joe’s. Please use caution – area under construction.

For more information: Valerie Quarles – 719.255.3007 /