Tag Archives: Exhibitions

That’s a Wrap: Students Showcase Their Work in Final Reviews

Students review the work of Graphic Design seniors.

The 2016-2017 school year is drawing to a close and with it comes final reviews, presentations, and events! Join students, faculty, and staff at the College of Design for final presentations and receptions showcasing design projects and research from across the design disciplines. Events will take place on the University of Minnesota East Bank and St. Paul campuses. Follow us […]

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[Video] Mixtec Stonecutting Artistry, Meet 3D Technology

Stereotomy is the science of cut solids and how their complex structures are assembled. Commonly used by art historians, architecture assistant professor Benjamin Ibarra-Sevilla used the process to understand how three churches were constructed in the Mixteca region of southern Mexico in the 16th century. “The gothic vaults require drawings in order to define the underlying geometry of each of the ribs and in order to know the information necessary to carve pieces,” writes Enrique Rabasa-Diaz, in a forward to the book about Ibarra’s new exhibit “Mixtec Stonecutting Artisty,” which opened in April at the gallery of the Centro Cultural San Pablo in Oaxaca City, Mexico. “But [In the 16th century] it was generally believed that in order to understand the…

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Jill Bezecny's Artwork Appears in Northern Lights Exhibition

Jill Bezecny (Budget and Finance) had two pieces of work accepted into the Northern Lights juried exhibition at Century College this spring.The annual show is open to artists living in Minnesota and Wisconsin using mediums ranging from drawing, painting, hand-pulled print, and photography, to fiber, mixed-media, and sculpture. Bezecny's work (pictured right) will be on display April 15 through May 11, with an opening reception on Friday, April 20 from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. For more information, visit the White Bear Center for the Arts' website….

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Graphic Design Professor Featured in Highpoint Exhibition

An intaglio (etching, drypoint, engraving, and aquatint) by Professor of Graphic Design James Boyd Brent was selected for the national juried show Stand Out Prints. The exhibition is taking place at Highpoint Center for Printmaking in Minneapolis February 24 through April 14. Highpoint received nearly 800 entries from 42 states. Brent's piece, titled "Boats, Laocoön, and Animals," was one of 57 works selected by jurors Susan Inglett and Mark Pascale. An opening reception will take place at Highpoint on Friday, February 24 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. You can find more information about the exhibit on Highpoint's website. For more information about the graphic design program visit their website….

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Work from MFA Graphic Design Student Jessica Barness Set for Exhibition in San Francisco

Beginning January 5, the 2012 College Book Art Association (CBAA) conference in San Francisco, CA, will feature work by MFA graphic design student Jessica Barness. Barness designed an artist book in Design Studio (DES 8114) last year, and her work has been accepted to the CBAA's BiblioTech blind juried exhibition. The project by Barness, whose emphasis is in Interactive Design, celebrates the American tradition of fortune cookies. A fortune collection was curated and explored through physical condition, language translation, syntax, and word content. Designed as an unbound series of booklets, each page unfolds to display graphic content on one side and computer generated ASCII art on the reverse. BiblioTech is a juried exhibition featuring the broad range of technology…

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Welcome to the New College of Design Website

Today, we're excited to unveil our new College of Design website. The new site is not only easier to navigate and interact with, it also gives visitors insights as to who we are as a College, what our students and faculty are working on, and how we're reinventing our disciplines and advancing transformative thinking and practice in the design field. You'll notice our rotating Features section that highlights some of the interesting News that comes out of the College each day. That Features bar also includes Student Stories, Exhibitions, a Gallery and important College of Design Initiatives – all in an effort to better communicate our compelling story. Please be sure to visit us on our social media pages…

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College of Design Fall 2011 exhibitions schedule


Goldstein Museum of Design (GMD)

McNeal Hall Gallery, St. Paul campus

Beyond Peacocks and Paisleys: Handcrafted Textiles of India and Its Neighbors
Through September 25
Public lecture by Donald Clay Johnson, September 18, 2 PM, 33 McNeal Hall

Explore the broad variety of surface design and weaving techniques employed in South Asia. This exhibition will also reveal the connections of South Asian textiles to American fashion and American hand craft of the studio arts and DIY movements.

Co-curated by Hazel Lutz and Anna Carlson from Donald Clay Johnson’s Paritosh Collection of South Asian Textiles. Lecture sponsored by the Friends of the University Libraries.

Polarities: Black and White in Design
October 15 – December 30
Opening reception October 20, 6-8 PM

In Western cultures, black and white are often associated with concepts such as death, wickedness, cleanliness, purity, and peace. The social meanings attributed to black and white can be conflicted and varied. However, whether used for pragmatic issues of readability, stylistic effect, economy of means, or cultural standards, the use of black and white in design is not incidental. This exhibition explores social interpretations of black, white, and black and white in objects throughout GMD’s collections.

HGA Gallery, Rapson Hall, Minneapolis campus

The Architecture of Erginoğlu & Çalışlar, Istanbul, Turkey
September 6 – October 22
Lecture by the architects in conjunction with Rendezvous with the U, October 14

Founded in 1993 by Hasan Çalışlar and Kerem Erginoğlu, Erginoğlu & Çalışlar Architects is an Istanbul-based architecture firm that specializes in urban planning, architecture, and interior design. Awards for their innovative projects include the New & Old Award for the Salt Repository-Medina Turgul DDB Head Quarters in the World Architecture Festival 2010.

Architecture and Ceramics: A Material for the Ages
October 31 – December 17

Architecture and ceramics are fundamental cultural forms. Both share a central concern with formal issues such as scale, the relationship between inside and outside, and the containment of space. And both engage the physical together with the philosophical, encompassing both a building or artifact and the ideas it embodies. The kinship between architecture and ceramics draws upon the physical materials they use and the formal and conceptual problems they address. Ultimately, however, what binds them together is their shared connection with human use, and human life–and art. This photographic exhibition illuminates the rich and complex relationship between architecture and ceramics from the ancient world to the present featuring works by major architects Antoni Gaudí, Louis Sullivan, Raymond Hood, Carlo Scarpa, Oscar Niemeyer, and Renzo Piano, as well as artists Robert Arneson, Nino Caruso, Bill Daley, Nina Hole, Charles Simonds, and Betty Woodman.

Curated by Robert Silberman.

GMD programs funded in part by the Minnesota State Arts Board through an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

More exhibitions:

Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library Gallery
Rapson Hall, Minneapolis campus

The Old Wooden Synagogues of Lithuania: An Artist’s Perspective
Artist, Joyce Ellen Weinstein
Architecture & Landscape Architecture Library, Rapson Hall
September 23 – December 30
Opening reception September 23, 5:30-7 PM

Wooden synagogues that were constructed from the seventeenth century to the early twentieth century once dotted the landscape of Lithuania as well as Western Europe. Today only 23 remain in the world, eight in Lithuania. Based on visits to the remote villages in Lithuania and conversing with the villagers who still reside there, artist, Joyce Ellen Weinstein’s photographs and paintings illustrate the history, documentation and memories of these old world structures. Her works are in permanent and private collections in the United States and Europe. She is among the artists included in Fixing the World: Jewish American Artists of the Twentieth Century, published by the Brandies Division of New England University Press and The Book as Art, National Museum of Women in the Arts. She has received many honors and awards and has been named a Fulbright Senior Specialist Candidate; three times finalist and one time winner Metro DC Dance Awards for Scenic Design.

For more information about library exhibitions and events contact Deborah K. Ultan Boudewyns, ultan004@umn.edu or 612-624-6383.

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College of Design Spring 2011 exhibitions schedule


Goldstein Museum of Design (GMD)

McNeal Hall Gallery

Smart House, Livable Community, Your Future
February 5-May 23
Opening reception–Friday, February 4, 6-8 PM

Where do you want to live when you grow older? For many people the answer is “at home.” This exhibition explores the housing trend of aging in place by developing products and adaptive technologies that allow people to stay in their homes.
Curated by Marilyn Bruin (Housing Studies) and Jodene Riha (graduate student) and made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Related Public Programs:
Smart House Consumer Workshop
Smart House Designer, Builder, and Remodeler Workshop
Smart House Community Workshop

See goldstein.design.umn.edu for details.

Beyond Paisley and Peacocks: Handcrafted Textiles of India and its Neighbors
June 9-September 25
Opening reception–Friday, June 9, 6-8 PM

Explore the broad variety of surface design and weaving techniques employed in South Asia. This exhibition will also reveal the connections of South Asian textiles to American fashion and American handcraft of the studio arts and DIY movements.

Curated by Hazel Lutz and Anna Carlson, from Donald Clay Johnson’s Paritosh Collection of South Asian Textiles.

HGA Gallery–Rapson Hall

small architecture BIG LANDSCAPES
January 24-March 6

Curated by Wes Janz, professor of architecture at Ball State University and founder, onesmallproject.org.

Art, Design and Community Building
March 28-May 1

In conjunction with the 2011 Bruner/Loeb Forum, held in Minneapolis this year, this exhibition features a selection of projects which combine art, design and community building from across the U.S. Projects by the Rice Building Workshop (Houston), and the Detroit Collaborative Design Center (Detroit), along with projects by several other organizations who meld these disciplines together will be showcased.

Eladio Dieste: A Principled Builder
May 25-August 1

Curated by Stanford Anderson, professor of architecture at MIT.
Support for the Minneapolis showing of this exhibition is provided by the Minnesota Masonry Education Fund in the College of Design and the Masonry Society for the 11th North American Masonry Conference.

GMD exhibitions and programs are funded in part by the Minnesota State Arts Board through an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Rapson Hall Courtyard

Remix Student Exhibition
April 11-17

Art, design, and research projects created by U of M graduate and undergraduate students and Juxtaposition Arts students who have participated since 2005 in ReMIx, a service-learning and community-engaged research program. Juxtaposition Arts is a youth-focused and -run arts and community development nonprofit based in North Minneapolis.

See Events section for related programming

Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library

Layering Time and Motion: Paintings and Installation by Joonja Lee Mornes
February 7-April 29
Reception–Wednesday, February 16, 6-7:30 PM

“…the allusive nature of her well-crafted meditations [are] able to effortlessly shrink and expand scale, radiate and absorb light, and mark and move time.” -Garth Rockcastle

Sponsored by the Minnesota State Arts Board, University of Minnesota Libraries, and the College of Design. For more information about library exhibitions and events contact Deborah K. Ultan Boudewyns, ultan004@umn.edu or 612-624-6383.

Related links:

Download College of Design Spring 2011 events calendar (.pdf; 1.12 MB)

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