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Redefining, Redesigning Fashion at the Goldstein Museum of Design

The Goldstein Museum of Design  is hosting a new exhibition called Redefining, Redesigning Fashion: Designs for Sustainability. Now through May 26, you can see work on display by designers from the U.S.A., Australia, Europe, and Asia. The final designs on display were chosen by a jury of Anna Carlson, Anna Lee, and York Hu, each of whom have examples of their own work in the exhibition. All garments are a 21st century design that incorporates recycling, repurposing, and reclaiming that redefines sustainable fashion. The exhibition explores how designers can create clothing and accessories with consideration to the environmental, economic, and social impacts. The fashion industry has many creative and cultural aspects, but the negative features such as textile waste, water…

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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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Jenny Parker Helps Design The 1968 Exhibit at the Minnesota History Center

During her first semester at the College of Design, Jenny Parker (graphic design, museum studies) took a special topics course called Exhibit Design with Lonnie Broden. The class worked with the Minnesota History Center on The 1968 Exhibit (open now through February 20th), which looks at how the experiences of 1968 fueled a persistent, if often contradictory, sense of identity for the people who experienced it. When the semester ended, Parker approached the History Center about a summer internship. They brought her onto their team and she began working on a set of banners for the Homeplace Minnesota lobby. She worked as one of two graphic designers for the 1968 exhibit until it opened last October and continues to…

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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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Goldstein sisters featured in Minnesota Monthly

Former faculty and namesakes for the College of Design’s Goldstein Museum of Design, Harriet and Vetta Goldstein, were featured in a recent edition of Minnesota Monthly. Their profile was included in a piece titled “Women’s Work,” which examined how “a small cadre of women introduced wine, design, fashion and French cuisine to Minnesotans” in the mid-20th century.

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Beyond Peacocks and Paisleys exhibition catalog available

The exhibition catalog for the Goldstein Museum of Design (GMD) exhibition Beyond Peacocks and Paisleys: Handcrafted Textiles of India and Its Neighbors is available for purchasing online.

Beyond Peacocks and Paisleys is currently on display at the GMD through September 25, 2011 and explores the broad variety of surface design and weaving techniques employed in South Asia. This exhibition also examines the connections of South Asian textiles to American fashion and American handcraft of the studio arts and DIY movements.

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Smart House: Livable Community video to air on tpt

A video based on the current Goldstein Museum of Design exhibition, Smart House: Livable Community, Your Future, has been produced by Twin Cities Public Television (tpt). The video, Smart House: Livable Community, will premiere on tptMN statewide on Sunday, April 17, 2011 at 9 pm and in the metro area on tptLIFE at 1 pm on Sunday, April 24, 2011.

For a guide on local tpt channels, download the “Where to find us” pdf.

A premier screening for the film will also be held on Thursday, April 7, 2011 at 6 pm in 33 McNeal Hall.

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Smart House, Livable Community, Your Future at the Goldstein Museum of Design

HouseSmartlogo(150).jpgThe first of 70 million Baby Boomers will reach age 65 in 2011. The size and impact of this post-World War II generation will challenge America’s resources, communities, and concepts of what it is to be a “senior.” An AARP survey quoted in the Wall Street Journal (9/19/09) found that 85% of surveyed individuals age 50+ said they wish to remain in their community for as long as possible.

What does the desire to continue living independently mean for the design of homes for aging Baby Boomers, and for the design of communities? Professor Marilyn Bruin (Housing Studies) and graduate student Jodene Riha will address these questions in the current exhibition, Smart House, Livable Community, Your Future, at the Goldstein Museum of Design (GMD) running February 5-May 22, 2011.

The exhibition will look like a small, attractive home inhabited by fictional, 65-ish homeowners, Jim and Sarah. Visitors will be encouraged to try out everything they see, starting with a welcoming flat-threshold doorway. Jim and Sarah have renovated their 1960s home so that they can continue to enjoy their active, engaged lifestyle. Visitors can sit in a power-lifted chair, handle easy-to-use-kitchen utensils, scoot around the kitchen on a wheeled chair to try out lower counters, operate an easy-open window, sit in a fully-adjustable desk chair at an ergonomically-designed desk, and observe wall colors and lighting that ameliorate the impact of changing vision. The bath will feature a walk-in shower and reinforced wall for grab bars. Visitors will learn about a Fall Guard alert system, auto-dispensers for medications, special environmental controls, and tools and technologies that allow Jim and Sarah to do the activities they enjoy and keep them connected to the world.

Through notes between Jim and Sarah and brief videos, visitors will be privy to the challenging decision-making process that the couple went through during the renovation and what they especially appreciate about the design features of their transformed home.

MuseumPublicity: “Goldstein Museum of Design Presents Smart House Livable Community Your Future

MPRnews: “U of M exhibit looks at making old age more livable

Explore Aging in Place at the ‘Smart House’ Exhibition” by Bill Holm at Herman Miller

Preview/Review (Mar 10 to Mar. 30)” by Adam Overland at University Relations

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Wu book available in conjunction with GMD exhibit

In conjunction with the Mao to Now: Chinese Fashion from 1949 to the Present exhibition at the Goldstein Museum of Design (GMD) through January 9, 2011, Juanjuan Wu‘s (Retail Merchandising) book, Chinese Fashion: From Mao to Now (Berg, 2009), is available for sale in the GMD gallery and office in McNeal Hall. The price of the book is $25.

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GMD fundraiser featured in letoilemagazine.com

The Goldstein Museum of Design’s (GMD) fundraiser that took place Sunday, October 10, 2010, is covered with extensive photography by Jahana Peloquin and Tara Sloane for letoilemagazine.com. Peloquin writes that “the traditional lion dance may have been the high point of the evening.” Live auction items for the fundraiser included a $1,000 Nieman Marcus gift certificate and a one-of-a-kind tapestry designed by Wu Haiyan.

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