Tag Archives: exhibition

Defining Place in Dinkytown

Color and Form Prints

Located on the north side of the University of Minnesota’s Twin Cities campus, Dinkytown is a neighborhood with close ties to the University community. This spring, students in Associate Professor James Boyd Brent’s Color and Form in Surface Design class were challenged to explore the sense of place in this unique neighborhood by designing a series of handmade screen prints. […]

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Goldstein Museum of Design Celebrates 40 Years

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Goldstein Museum of Design (GMD). In celebration of this landmark event, the museum is displaying “Seeing 40/40: Forty Years of Collecting at GMD.” This unique exhibit showcases 40 of the over 34,000 pieces in the museum’s collection. In this interview, Lin Nelson-Mayson, director of GMD, and Jean McElvain, GMD’s associate curator, share […]

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A Cloudy Display for the WAM Shop

Evgenia Hutson, Nicole Johnson, Morgan Jensen, and Jaemin Hyun (all Retail Merchandising) created a window display for the WAM Shop that shows off the shop’s local merchandise while referencing the latest Weisman exhibition, Clouds, Temporarily Visible. “We wanted to inspire and encourage passers by to come into the museum after seeing the window display,” Hutson and Jensen explained. Their suspended […]

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Icons through the Decades at America’s Monsters, Superheroes, and Villains

This fall, the Goldstein Museum of Design filled Gallery 241 with action figures, dolls, and tiny plastic vehicles for their latest exhibition, America’s Monsters, Superheroes, and Villains. Guest curators David Barnhilll and Stephen Rueff of SuperMonster市 City see these characters and toys as a reflection of American politics, culture, and society. Take Batman, first introduced in 1939. “He started out […]

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Taking a Design Cue from Nature

Curious to see buildings inspired by silkworms, bubbles, or the wind? Take a walk through the new Goldstein Museum of Design exhibition, Hypernatural: Architecture’s New Relationship with Nature, based on the book of the same name by Blaine Brownell and Marc Swackhamer (both architecture). While many of the case studies may look like sets of a sci-fi movie, more and […]

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Sketching, Creativity, and Modern-Day da Vincis: Q&A with Barry Kudrowitz

A new exhibition at the Minneapolis Institute of Art gives museum-goers a glimpse into Leonardo da Vinci’s creative process through one of his notebooks – the Codex Leicester. Designer, engineer, professor, and avid sketcher Barry Kudrowitz (Product Design) guest-curated a room showing how modern-day da Vincis document their ideas. We sat down with him to hear his thoughts on sketching, […]

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Welcome to the PARKLOT

If you pass through downtown Minneapolis this summer, keep an eye out for sculptures in storefronts, performance art in the streets, and a pop-up parklot designed and built by Students for Design Activism (SDA). Last week, Hennepin Theatre Trust launched Made Here, a public art initiative showcasing local artists and designers along the Minneapolis Cultural District. Earlier this spring, they […]

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Can the Power of Design Help Unite Citizens?

Politicians, journalists and pundits use language. Graphic designers use visual language. Drawing on two realms, designers unite visual and verbal content in compelling communication. In a divisive era, when words alone have not been enough, can the power of design help unite citizens on the issues? Join us for “Design and Political Communication,” a panel discussion and reception Wednesday, October 24 at 6:00pm, 22 McNeal Hall. Panelists will include: David Brauer, MinnPost local media reporterDaniel Jasper, College of Design associate professor of graphic designSteven McCarthy, College of Design professor of graphic design The panel will be moderated by Trevor Miller, College of Design director of external relations and former senior aide and political & communications director for the re-election campaign…

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John Comazzi Publishes Balthazar Korab Biography

Balthazar Korab: Architect of Photography was named a top architecture book of 2012 by The Guardian. It was also named a 2013 Michigan Notable Book by the State Library of Michigan.  A new illustrated biography by architecture faculty member John Comazzi, Balthazar Korab: Architect of Photography, tells the story of Balthazar Korab, one of the mid-twentieth century’s most celebrated architecture photographers. It’s the first book dedicated solely to Korab’s life and career, with a portfolio of more than two hundred images from Korab’s professionally commissioned architecture photography as well as close examinations of Saarinen’s TWA Terminal at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York and the Miller House in Columbus, Indiana. An exhibit featuring Korab’s work will be on…

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