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

Current Exhibitions

Northrop Gallery, Minneapolis campus


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

April 4 – June 29, 2014

Northrop Hall Grand Reopening April 4

Gallery open during building hours:
Monday-Friday 7am-10pm
Weekends 10am-6pm

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



Gallery 241, McNeal Hall, St. Paul Campus


Danish Modern: Design for Living

February 1 – April 27, 2014

Danish Modern is being rediscovered by consumers who appreciate the design values that are hallmarks of this style: utility, beauty, craftsmanship, and attention to the inherent qualities of materials.

Danish Modern: Design For Living illustrates a design success story that continues today. This distinctive style seamlessly combined elements of early 20th century Modernism with Danish values for nature and handcraft associated with the earlier Arts and Crafts movement. Its distinctly Danish aesthetic was rooted in the country’s centuries-old woodworking traditions. After World War II, America became a major market for these designs, attracted by the unornamented curvilinear shapes and moderate scale of Danish Modern furniture.

Organized by the Museum of Danish America in Elk Horn, Iowa, this exhibition features beautiful furniture designs by Arne Jacobsen, Hans Wegner, Finn Juhl, Jens Risom, Helge Sibast, Soren Georg Jensen, as well as Dansk housewares and decorative ceramics of Bjørn Wiinblad. Included in the exhibition are objects from museums such as the Goldstein Museum of Design and Minneapolis Institute of Arts, plus the Danish American Center and private collectors.

Exhibition Sponsors:

Salmela Architect, and David Johnson and Dan Avchen.

Media Sponsor: Room & Board



HGA Gallery, Rapson Hall, Minneapolis Campus

Align: The Exhibition

February 4 – May 4, 2014

Align: The Exhibition showcases the work of College of Design senior apparel designers whose original apparel lines were featured in the popular annual fashion runway show on February 15. Visit the Align website for event details, lookbooks and student bios.



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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