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

Exhibitions from 2000


Fashion for the Millenium: What Goes Around Comes Around

October 29, 2000 to January 21, 2001  

Fashion for the Millenium addressed the 20th century and examined themes such as images and ideals, replay and recycling, repeats and look-a-likes and what it would mean for the future in terms of work and play in the 21st century.

The exhibition was divided into four different parts which featured memorabilia and images of 20th century icons, recycled objects which have been repurposed, duplicates of styles, such as the dresses shown at right and objects meant to simulate the future.

Fortuny Dress c. 1910 (left) and Mary McFadden look-a-like from the 1980's (right)

Fashion Lives, Fashion Lives  
August 20 to October 8, 2000  

Fashion Lives, Fashion Lives explored the art of dress from the 1940's and 1950's. During this period, American design emerged from the dominance of European designers. Hollywood had an enormous impact on fashion.

This exhibition was cursted by Margot Siegel and Mark Schultz. Siegel's mother, Jeanne Auerbacher was the buyer for Dayton's Oval Room.

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Margot Siegel and her mother, Jeanne Auerbacher in 1950

Redressing Tradition: Hmong Clothing in Minnesota  
June 4 to June 30, 2000  

The year 2000 was the 25th anniversary of the Hmong immigration to Minnesota. Between 1975 and 2000, between 75,000 and 100,000 Hmong moved to Minnesota.

This exhibition challenged the idea that tradition is fixed in time and space. In Hmong culture, fluidity is embraced as an essential aspect of their tradition. The exhibition looks at how Hmong fashion evolved between 1975 and 2000.


Paper: Trivia and Treasure  
January 30 to April 8, 2000  
Paper featured the almost 2000 year history of paper and how it is used in many creative, imaginative and utilitarian ways. This exhibition was planned to stimulate a renewed awareness of the uniqueness of paper and its significant role in contemporary culture  


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