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Mao to Now: Chinese Fashion from 1949 to the Present opens October 2, 2010

Mao to Now exhibition (design by Liu Canming)Based on Juanjuan Wu‘s (Retail Merchandising) book, Chinese Fashion: From Mao to Now, the Goldstein Museum of Design (GMD) exhibition, Mao to Now: Chinese Fashion from 1949 to the Present, opens October 2, 2010 and runs through January 17, 2011. Curated by Wu, Marilyn DeLong (Apparel Design), and Mingxin Bao (Donghua University), the exhibition traces the drastic changes in Chinese fashion since 1949, reflecting the country’s cultural changes.

Divided into three periods — pre-Mao (1912-48), the Mao era (1949-77), and the post-Mao era (1978-present), Mao to Now illustrates how Chinese fashion began to increasingly meld Chinese and Western design expression after Mao. The work of four top Chinese fashion designers — Wu Haiyan, Liu Canming, Wang Yiyang, and Zhang Da — is featured. In addition to the items of dress and accessories, the exhibition will feature photographs by high-profile Chinese journalists and photographers to illustrate the differences between the periods.

A symposium takes place October 1-3, 2010 in McNeal Hall featuring visiting professors and Chinese designers. Additionally, the Friends of the Goldstein hosts its fall fundraiser on Sunday, October 3, 2010, 5:30-9:00 p.m., at the Ritz Theatre, 345 13th Avenue NE, Minneapolis.

Image credit: Design by Liu Canming.

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CDes at the State Fair

When you are visiting the State Fair, be sure to check out the following College of Design professors and units that will be represented at the U of M Building (located in the Crossroads Building, at the corner of Dan Patch Ave and Underwood St.) at the following dates and times:

Imagine Fund recipient*
Lucy Dunne, Apparel Design, Smart Clothing
August 26, 2010, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Imagine Fund recipient*
Rebecca Krinke, Landscape Architecture, “Seen/Unseen: Mapping Joy and Pain”
August 27, 2010, 5 p.m.-9 p.m.
and Aug. 28, 9 AM-1 PM

Digital Collections + Archives
August 30, 2010, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Art and Culture

Goldstein Museum of Design
August 31, 2010, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Art and Culture

Sustainable Shelters exhibition, CSBR and Bell Museum
September 1, 2010, 5-9 p.m.
Energy and the Environment

Imagine Fund recipient*
Marc Swackhamer, Architecture
September 1, 2010, 5-9 p.m.

* Imagine Fund recipients are funded by the Provost’s Office and will be in the Public Engagement booth.

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Star Tribune features Flights of Fancy exhibition

“There is an irony between a beautiful fashion object and knowing feathers are involved. Is it gruesome or is it beautiful?” That’s a rhetorical question Flights of Fancy co-curator Jean McElvain (Goldstein Museum of Design) posed to Sara Glassman, writing for the Star Tribune. McElvain tells Glassman that the origin of using feathers in fashion lies with Marie Antoinette, “who was called ‘featherhead,’ possibly because of the shafts and whole birds she placed in her frothy hair.” Glassman notes that fashion demand for feathers nearly caused the extinction of various bird species between the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Flights of Fancy: A History of Feathers in Fashion runs June 12 – September 12, 2010 at the Goldstein Museum of Design in McNeal Hall.

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Twin Cities Metro: Goldstein is the biggest little museum in the Twin Cities

Chris Clayton, writing for Twin Cities Metro magazine, writes the college’s Goldstein Museum of Design makes up in ambition what it lacks in size, inviting readers to “meet the biggest little museum in the Twin Cities.” Clayton, referring to how well the Goldstein curates its exhibits, writes that when he visited the museum in April, it took him “all but 20 minutes to learn how the office secretary influenced pop culture, fashion, and workplace design in the 20th century.” Also featured, is the Goldstein’s upcoming exhibition, Flights of Fancy: A History of Feathers in Fashion.

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Goldstein Museum digitization project featured in Star Tribune

The Goldstein Museum of Design‘s digitization project is featured in an article by Jenna Ross in the Star Tribune. A two-person team is properly preparing, lighting, and photographing objects from the museum’s collection “the way they’re supposed to be, so it doesn’t look like your closet or attic,” Lin Nelson-Mayson, director of the Goldstein, told Ross.

The project, funded by a two-year grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, will help museum staff work with inquiries from graphic and apparel designers.

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l'etoile magazine blog publishes extensive review of Goldstein fundraiser

Jahna Peloquin, writing for the l’etoile magazine blog, has an extensive review of the Goldstein’s 2010 fundraiser, the “Dig Design” Garden Party. “Though unlike previous years, it was not held outdoors in a garden (which seemed kind of against the point), it still provided a great chance to mingle with the Goldstein’s members, see the latest fashions from local luminaries Joynoelle and Russell Bourrienne, and hear about the latest gardening trends from longtime Minneapolis gardening expert Bobby Jensen,” writes Peloquin.

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Goldstein's "Secretary" exhibition brings out critic's "inner feminista"

Camille LeFevre writes in mnartsts.org about how the Goldstein Museum of Design’s current exhibit, “How Secretaries Changed the 20th Century Office: Design, Image, and Culture,” brought out her “inner feminista.”

The arts journalist notes she was “stopped cold” by a magazine spread that proclaimed, “The executive who finds a well-trained female can count himself lucky indeed.” LeFevre continues, “The sentiment’s forthright sexism (executive = man; well-trained female = woman? Or monkey?) was not only disturbing, it was bone-chilling.”

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Friends of the Goldstein present Dig Design

The Friends of the Goldstein Museum of Design present Dig Design: The annual garden party, silent auction, and fundraiser for the museum. The event takes place Thursday, May 20, 2010 in the HGA Gallery of Rapson Hall. Wine, hor d’oeuvres, and the silent auction begin at 5:30 p.m.; the program begins at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $50 and RSVPs are due by May 13, 2010.

Presenters are Bobby Jenson from KARE-TV’s “Grow with KARE,” Joy Teiken of Joynoelle, and Russell Bourrienne.

For more information, download the event invitation (.pdf; 2MB). To reserve tickets, e-mail herso004@umn.edu.

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