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

Current Exhibitions

Gallery 241, McNeal Hall, Saint Paul Campus

Design Cycles: A Bike Show

January 24 – May 10, 2015
Opening Party: Friday, January 23, 6-8:30pm


HGA Gallery, Rapson Hall, Minneapolis Campus

Revel: Apparel Design Fashion Show Exhibition

opens January 16, 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 - April, 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.




Northrop Gallery, Minneapolis campus


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

April 4 – February 1, 2014


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

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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,