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Goldstein Museum of Design announces summer hours

The Goldstein Museum of Design (GMD) has announced new gallery hours through September 4, 2011. GMD will be open Tuesday – Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday – Sunday from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. The gallery will be closed on Mondays and all University of Minnesota holidays.

GMD is currently featuring Beyond Peacocks & Paisleys: Handmade Textiles of India and its Neighbors through September 25, 2011. The exhibition explores the broad variety of surface design and weaving techniques employed in South Asia and reveals the connections of South Asian textiles to American fashion and American handcraft of the studio arts and DIY movements.

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CDes events this week — June 6, 2011


11th North American Masonry Conference
through Wednesday, June 8, 2011, various location on campus
The quadrennial conference showcases masonry research conducted around the globe via oral presentation of research results. Topics of the research include such diverse issues as seismic resistance and case studies of recent events, the sustainability life cycle analysis of masonry materials, and restoration of historic masonry structures.

An evening with architect and author Ross Chapin
Monday, June 6, 2011, 7 pm, Micawber’s Bookstore
Ross Chapin, AIA, (BArch / BED, 1979) will speak about his recent book release, Pocket Neighborhoods: Creating Small Scale Community in a Large Scale World (Taunton Press), at Micawber’s Bookstore. Pocket neighborhoods are about nearby neighbors coming together around a shared commons. These small-scale settings can foster a sense of community among neighbors while preserving the need for privacy.

MERGE: Materials Methods Minds opening reception
Thursday, June 9, 2011, 5:30 pm, Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library (Rapson Hall)
A juried exhibition of University of Minnesota student and faculty work coinciding with the Surface Design Association Conference.

Beyond Peacocks and Paisleys opening reception
Friday, June 10, 2011, 6 pm, Goldstein Museum of Design (McNeal Hall)
Artisans in South Asia use a broad range of handcraft techniques to meet the apparel and home furnishing needs of consumers in India, surrounding nations, and around the world. This exhibition examines these techniques and how they have evolved over time.


MERGE: Materials Methods Minds
through June 30, 2011
Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library (Rapson Hall)
A juried exhibition of University of Minnesota student and faculty work coinciding with the Surface Design Association Conference.

Eladio Dieste: A Principled Builder
through August 1, 2011
Goldstein Museum of Design: HGA Gallery (Rapson Hall)
This exhibition explores the work of one of the lesser-known geniuses of 20th Century architecture, Eladio Dieste. Trained as an engineer he is known for his mastery of “reinforced masonry.” Dieste invented appropriate structural types that he exploited with daring.

Beyond Peacocks and Paisleys: Handcrafted Textiles of India and its Neighbors

June 11, 2011 – September 26, 2011
Goldstein Museum of Design: GMD Gallery (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 handcraft of the studio arts and DIY movements.

Questions? Contact Laura Walton at 612-626-6385 or lwalton@umn.edu.

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Monday Minute, May 23, 2011


Two events last week show the remarkable range and reach of this college. Friday evening, the Goldstein Museum of Design hosted a garden party, called “Dig Design,” around an Indian theme, complete with Ragamala dance, henna painting, and sari draping. Held in the HGA gallery in Rapson Hall, the event enlivened the spare space that Steven Holl designed with the bright colors of traditional Indian apparel and decorative arts, serving as a reminder of the underlying compatibility of ancient and modern aesthetics.

Meanwhile, last Thursday and Friday, the college co-hosted with the School of Journalism and Mass Communication and AIGA Minnesota the second annual See Change conference (www.seechangeconference.org/). Among the extraordinary designers from across the country who spoke there, one of them, Matthew Atkatz, outlined five digital technologies that he saw having the greatest impact on our lives:

1. Social indexing, in which the digital world will deliver customized information to each of us based on our preferences

2. Cloud computing, in which smaller, cheaper, and lighter mobile devices will link to a common computer network

3. Gestural interfaces, in which digital images will have a three-dimensional quality, creating more immersive experiences

4. Near-field technology, in which cellular phones will replace a range of other item such as car keys, wallets, and business cards

5. Natural language processing, in which computers will be able to listen, analyze, and respond to spoken languages

Such trends will affect more than just communication design. As you can see in this YouTube video by Corning Glass (www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Cf7IL_eZ38), these technologies will affect every field in our college in some way. And yet, as the video also shows, the basic needs and aspirations of human life will remain essentially the same, as recognizable to the people of ancient India as to us in the modern world.


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Goldstein Museum of Design launches blog

The Goldstein Museum of Design (GMD) has launched a blog to offer a more in-depth perspective on the museum. The blog will feature discussions about objects in GMD collections as well as an insider perspective on its exhibitions. The GMD’s goal is to utilize the blog as a forum where the public can discuss issues related to design.

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Functional Clothing Design exhibition, May 5, 2011

The College of Design community is invited to the final exhibition of ADES 3224: Functional Clothing Design on May 5, 2011. Students will showcase their semester’s work in designing thermal garments for Nike athletes and protective apparel for disaster-relief workers.

The exhibition will take place in the McNeal Hall 2nd floor atrium (outside the Goldstein Museum of Design and room 240) from 10-11:30 am and will include brunch.

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GMD Thanksgiving 2010 hours

The Goldstein Museum of Design (GMD) will be closed Thursday, November 25, 2010 and Friday, November 26, 2010 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 1:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 25, 2010 Closed
Friday, November 26, 2010 Closed
Saturday, November 27, 2010 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 28, 2010 1:30 pm.-4:30 p.m.

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GMD and Benjamin Moore present Color Pulse 2012

Benjamin Moore's annual Color Pulse forecast has won awards and received international recognition and it's back at the Goldstein Museum of Design (GMD) again this year. Doty Horn, Benjamin Moore color and design specialist, presents Color Pulse 2012 on Wednesday, October 27, 2010, 6:00-7:30 p.m., 33 McNeal Hall. $10 for GMD members; $15 for non-members; no charge for students. Please RSVP by Friday, October 22, 2010 to the GMD office, 612-624-7434.

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Monday Minute, September 27, 2010

Dear Colleagues,

Last week I was in Shanghai, China, for a college advisory board meeting hosted by one of our board members, XiaoWei Ma (MLA, 1998). While I was there, I met with the deans and faculty at two universities interested in partnering with us: Donghua University’s Fashion, Art Design Institute and Tongji University’s College of Architecture and Urban Planning.

Both universities already partner with a wide range of institutions around the world, but as I spoke with their respective deans, Keling Li at Donghua, and Zhiqiang Wu at Tongji, it became clear that what we have to offer differs from that of virtually every other institution they work with: the research of our faculty. As I described the research and scholarship we have underway here, from wearable technology and world heritage to transformative materials, digital fabrication, and public health, I could see their understanding of what sets Minnesota apart and their interest in working with us grow by the minute.

It remains up to individual faculty if, or how much, you want to work with colleagues in China on issues of relevance to you, but I will do what I can to help you make those connections if interested. I have no doubt that China has already become a major player in our fields and one of the most dynamic — and at times, hair-raising — places on the planet.

To get a taste of that, I urge you to visit the upcoming exhibit at the Goldstein Museum of Design, Mao to Now: Chinese Fashion from 1949 to the Present. Curated by and based on the recent book by JuanJuan Wu (Retail Merchandising), Chinese Fashion: From Mao to Now, the show (and a related symposium in McNeal Hall on October 2-3, 2010), will convey the extent of changes that have occurred in China since the time of Mao and the degree to which that country has become a center of activity, not just in clothing design, but in all of our other disciplines as well.


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CDes events this week — September 27, 2010


Challenges Inherent in World Heritage lecture by Gustavo Araoz
Monday, September 27, 2010, 6 p.m., 100 Rapson Hall
Heritage Collaborative and Cass Gilbert Fund Lecture
World heritage sites face distinctive challenges related to their conservation and management. Aaroz will provide a global perspective in heritage preservation and introduce the audience to sites of outstanding universal value.

Sustainable Communities Interdisciplinary Lecture by Joachim Eble
Tuesday, September 28, 2010, 3:30 p.m., 3M Auditorium, Carlson School of Management, reception to follow
Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from sustainable community design and development expert Joachim Eble, founder and director of Joachim Eble-Architektur in Tübingen, Germany. Considered the “grandfather of green building” in Germany, Joachim Eble’s will present on his experience in sustainable, “healthy” design and eco-city projects throughout Europe and Asia. Registration required.

Innovative Parks for Resurgent Cities lecture by Peter Harnik
Tuesday, September 28, 2010, 7 p.m., Minneapolis Central Library, Pohlad Hall, 300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, reception to follow
Peter Harnik will talk about his new book, Urban Green: Innovative Parks for Resurgent Cities, showing the newest ways that “all built out” cities can add much-needed parkland.Using photographs and interviews from his extensive travels, Mr. Harnik will reveal the real-life challenges and solutions to creating more urban parks.


Sustainable Community and Eco-City Design Seminar
Wednesday, September 29, 2010, 11:30 a.m., 225 Rapson Hall
Attend a Sustainable Community and Eco-City Design Seminar and participate in a discussion and dialogue about sustainability with Germany’s “grandfather of green building” Joachim Eble of Joachim Eble-Architektur.

Landscape Architecture Site Visit – Raspberry Island Park in St. Paul
Thursday, September 30, 2010, 5:30 p.m., meet near Room 100 Rapson
Join landscape architecture students as we visit the site of Raspberry Island near downtown St. Paul. Hear the inside scoop on the recently renovated project. Don Ganje and Alice Messer, City of St. Paul landscape architects, will discuss the design intent, challenges and opportunities of the project as well as information on construction details. Registration required.

From Mao to Now: Chinese Fashion from 1949 to the Present opening reception
Friday, October 1, 2010, 6 p.m., Goldstein Museum of Design
History of Chinese apparel from 1949 to the present including works by four new Chinese fashion designers. From Mao to Now is on display in the Goldstein Museum of Design from October 2, 2010-January 2, 2011.

Mao to Now Symposium
Friday, October 1-3, 2010, Goldstein Museum of Design
The symposium will include a series of lectures by visiting professors and Chinese designers from the exhibition From Mao to Now.

GMD Fall Benefit
Sunday, October 3, 2010, 5:30 p.m., The Ritz Theatre, 345 13th Ave NE, Minneapolis
The four designers featured in the exhibition From Mao to Now will be guests of honor at the Fall fundraiser, which will include a choreographed production by Ballet of the Dolls. Registration required.


Goldstein Museum of Design

From Mao to Now: Chinese Fashion from 1949 to the Present
October 2, 2010 – January 2, 2011
History of Chinese apparel from 1949 to present including works by four new Chinese fashion designers.

Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library

Time Frames and Other Stories
Through October 16, 2010
Architectural plans create the pragmatic framework for a complex narrative of built space in the exhibition of work by Tom Rose (Art).

HGA Gallery

Andrea Cochran: Landscapes
Through October 24, 2010
Cochran’s work draws boundaries with a controlled palette of materials, creating permeable edges that blur the line between the natural and built environment.

Questions? Contact Laura Walton at 612-626-6385 or lwalton@umn.edu

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