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Introducing the College of Design

Students in DES 1170 on a field trip

For first year College of Design students, navigating the different design fields can be an intimidating prospect. But College of Design leadership hopes to change that with the introduction of the new topics course DES 1170: Introducing the College of Design.

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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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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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Community Engaged Preservation: Exploring Race, History, and Public Life

At first glance, 4600 Columbus Avenue South in the Field Regina Northrop neighborhood doesn't look too special. But in 1931, the house was the site of one of South Minneapolis' largest racial showdowns. When Arthur and Edith Lee, an African-American couple, bought the house in what was then considered a white neighborhood, their neighbors mobbed the house to intimidate them out. A number of groups and individuals stepped up to defend them, including postal service workers, WWI veterans, the NAACP, and attorney Lena Olive Smith. In fall 2012, professor Greg Donofrio challenged his class Introduction to Historic Preservation class to consider "why is the site of an event that happened 80 years ago of interest to a neighborhood today? Why…

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Visit Us At the Minnesota State Fair

For the next 12 days, just down the road from McNeal Hall, 1.7 million people will eat their weight in deep-fried food, use nearly half a million sticks on pronto pup and corn dogs, and if they stop by the Eco Experience, get a chance to see the Gen Y Eco House built by our architecture students. Based on surveys and research conducted last spring, the students built a house that fits the ideal millennial home: dedicated gathering spaces, energy conservation, renewable energy features, and more. The Eco Experience is located in the Progress Center on Randall Avenue.Learn more about the Gen Y Eco House We'll also be at the Design booth in the U of M building on Dan…

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Call for Nominations: The Margot Siegel Design Award

The Goldstein Museum of Design is pleased to announce a new award for emerging designers – The Margot Siegel Design Award. This award will be presented annually to a designer who represents innovation in his/her field and has yet to receive major recognition. The Siegel Design Award has been developed to propel new design through recognition of outstanding ideas, public service, and collaborative thinking. The winner of the Siegel Design Award will receive an all-expense paid trip to the Twin Cities to speak at the College of Design and be presented with a check for $2,000. Margot Siegel, a long time supporter of the Goldstein Museum of Design, established this fund to recognize the importance of design in enhancing the…

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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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