University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota
Goldstein Museum of Design
College of Design

Mission, Vision, & Values

The Goldstein Museum of Design of the University of Minnesota is a collecting institution that advances the understanding and appreciation of design and the awareness that designed objects can contribute to quality of life.

The Goldstein Museum of Design will be a leader in the critical exploration of design.

Learning: GMD is committed to life-long learning through experiences with designed objects.
Professionalism:  GMD maintains high standards of professional integrity, honesty, and respect.
Service: GMD provides high quality service to students, scholars, donors, and the community.
Collaboration: GMD develops and promote collaborative mission-related activities.
Inclusiveness: GMD supports diversity of program, thought, and action.




Jean Paul Gaultier Sunglasses
Metal, 1999
Gift of Paula Harter