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Sketching, Creativity, and Modern-Day da Vincis: Q&A with Barry Kudrowitz

A new exhibition at the Minneapolis Institute of Art gives museum-goers a glimpse into Leonardo da Vinci’s creative process through one of his notebooks – the Codex Leicester. Designer, engineer, professor, and avid sketcher Barry Kudrowitz (Product Design) guest-curated a room showing how modern-day da Vincis document their ideas. We sat down with him to hear his thoughts on sketching, […]

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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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Redesigning the Minneapolis Institute of Arts African Art Galleries

Cass Gilbert Professor-in-Practice Vincent James and Adjunct Professor Jennifer Yoos (B.Arch '91) will discuss plans for their redesign and renovation of the African Art Gallery at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts (MIA) on Saturday, January 26 from 2:00 – 3:00 pm. They will be joined by MIA Curator of African Art, Jan-Lodewijk Grootaers, in a conversation moderated by Alex Bortolot, MIA content strategist and an African art specialist. James and Yoos, along with Nathan Knutson (M.Arch '95), are principals at VJAA, which received the 2012 Architecture Firm Award from the American Institute of Architects. Attendees will receive sneak peeks of gallery renderings and gain insights into the design process. Visit the MIA website for more information.More stories from the College…

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Windows On Display at the Guthrie and Weisman

This semester students in Juanjuan Wu’s visual merchandising class worked with the Guthrie Theater and Weisman Art Museum (WAM) to create window displays for their shop windows. “I was impressed with this group’s sensitivity to the Guthrie architecture,” said Kay McGuire, Guthrie Theater shop Director of Retail and Merchandising. “Their design seeks to compliment the colors and shapes of the building and play off the winter season.” The winning display for the Guthrie, Modern Holiday, was designed by Elizabeth Huber, Carissa Prieve, Lindsey DeWitt, Crystal Compton, and Kora Gleason (pictured right). Students working with WAM were asked to use Files, the current WAM exhibit about the history of the museum and its collection, to influence their work. The winning design, Exhibition,…

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