University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota
School of Architecture College of Design


Gallery 241 St. Paul Campus

Alexey Brodovitch: Art Director

May 29 - September 20 2015


Alexey Brodovitch: Art Director celebrates the life and work of one of the most preeminent designers of the last century. Best known for his nearly quarter-century tenure at Harper’s Bazaar(1934-1958), Brodovitch ushered in many of the Modernist innovations that shape what we think of today as contemporary magazine design. His lasting and far-reaching influence is seen throughout graphic design, advertising, photography, and design education. This exhibition illustrates Brodovitch's oeuvre as an art director and graphic designer through artifacts from the Goldstein Museum of Design and University Libraries collections; highlights include rare copies of Brodovitch's magazines, books, and design journals such as the short-lived but revolutionary Portfolio (1950-51).

Curators: Ron Ott and Curt Lund



HGA Gallery Minneapolis Campus

John H. Howe

June 4 - September 13, 2015




John Howe (1913-1997), was a charter member of the Taliesin Fellowship and Frank Lloyd Wright's chief draftsman for nearly three decades. He was known as "the pencil in Frank Lloyd Wright's hand." During WW II, Howe served nearly three years in prison for refusing induction in the military due to his pacifist views. While in prison, he created a host of innovative, visionary projects, none of which were built. He later established an independent career in Minnesota where he practiced residential architecture for twenty-five years.

Curators: Jane Hession and Tim Quigley

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








All GMD programming is made possible in part by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support Grant, thanks to legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.


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Goldstein Museum of Design

364 McNeal Hall,

1985 Buford Ave, St. Paul, MN 55108

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