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

Current Exhibitions

Gallery 241, McNeal Hall, St. Paul Campus


Gallery 241 will be closed through Fall 2014 to house the GMD collection as we improve our storage facilities.

Watch for upcoming exhibitions beginning in 2015.


HGA Gallery, Rapson Hall, Minneapolis Campus


A Right to Establish a Home

August 23, 2014 – January 4, 2015

Opening Reception: Friday, August 22, 6–8pm

A Right to Establish a Home examines the history behind a series of menacing protests that enveloped 4600 Columbus Avenue South, Minneapolis following the property’s purchase in August 1931 by Arthur and Edith Lee. The young African-American couple chose to buy a house in what many then considered a “white neighborhood.” The exhibition interprets the protests and responses in the broader context of race and housing in Minneapolis, racism in Minnesota, and the individuals and organizations that defended the Lees, including the NAACP and the distinguished attorney Lena Olive Smith.

Curators: Greg Donofrio & Laurel Fritz


Northrop Gallery, Minneapolis campus


100 Years of Student Drawings: Celebrating the School of Architecture's Centennial

April 4 – December 30, 2014

Summer hours:
Monday-Friday 7am-5pm
Open during and for half an hour following events.

Celebrating the reopening of Northrop Hall and the Centennial of the School of Architecture, this exhibition includes drawings from the Beaux-Arts era through the digital age showing a range of building types, representation styles, media and individual expression.

Funding for this exhibition provided by the Rapson Hall Exhibitions Fund with support from Judy Dayton.

Curator: Jane Hession

Assistant: Madelyn Sundberg




All GMD programming is made possible in part by a grant provided by the Minnesota State Arts Board through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature from the Minnesota arts and cultural heritage fund with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008, and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.


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