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



Northrop Gallery Minneapolis Campus

Northrop Transformed

February 14, 2015 - January 3, 2016







In April 2014, the 85-year-old Northrop Memorial Auditorium was reborn with a grand reopening and celebration. However, its dramatic transformation took place largely out of sight of the public. This exhibition will reveal the heroic work by the design team led by HGA Architects and Engineers to accomplish this effort, highlighting Northrop's history and its future as a premier location for performance and academics and as a vibrant building at the center of campus life.

Guest Curators: Jim Moore, ASsociate Vice President, HGA; Tim Carl, Design Principal, HGA; In Kind Sponsor: HGA Architects and Engineers

Gallery 241 McNeal Hall, Saint Paul Campus

Design Cycles: A Bike Show

January 24 – May 10, 2015



HGA Gallery Rapson Hall, Minneapolis Campus

Revel: Apparel Design Fashion Show Exhibition

January 16 - April 26, 2015


To bike or not to bike, that is the question. The Goldstein Museum of Design’s upcoming exhibition Design Cycles: A Bike Show answers that question handily. Confirm your own hunches about why riding is a must in Minnesota, a state with a long time commitment to cracking the code on how bikes work in U.S. cities. Known for an expansive infrastructure that has increased ridership, Minnesota is home to a committed culture of cyclists with entrepreneurial savvy.

See frames by regional builders including Erik Noren and Curt Goodrich, gear and tools by Twin Six and Bike Fixtation, and the big fat history of Surly’s big fatbike. A short history on early bicycles and maps will provide insights into the inherent allure of bicycles. The bicycle’s historic role in liberating the individual, and its more contemporary role in liberating the individual from the automobile, has positioned it as a political object complete with advocates and adversaries.

Exhibition Sponsors: McKnight Imagine Fund, Mary & James Meyer

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Promotional Parter:

Cycling Museum of Minnesota





REVEL, the act of celebration and taking pride in one's actions, defines the upcoming Apparel Design senior showcase. Thirteen young designers will be presenting their capsule collections as a summary of their degree at the College of Design.  Each collection is unique and specific to each designer's aesthetic, ranging in avenues such as menswear, bridal, evening wear, ready-to-wear, and couture.  Even with a variety of perspectives, the students felt their work was something they took great devotion and pride in.  Attend this year's Apparel Design fashion show and revel in the designs as their creators have.


HGA Gallery Link Rapson Hall, Minneapolis Campus

Rapson at 100: Process, Themes, Variations

September 24, 2014 - March 23, 2015

Celebrating Ralph Rapson’s centennial birthday (September 13, 1914 – March 29, 2008), this exhibition demonstrates the creative thinking and sure hand of the longest-serving head of the University of Minnesota's School of Architecture. Selected drawings illustrate this innovative architect and educator's use of sketching to explore and advance architectural ideas.











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.


To request disability accommodations or to receive publication materials in alternative formats, please contact Goldstein Museum of Design, 364 McNeal Hall, 612.624.7434,