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

Exhibitions from 2001

Jack Lenor Larsen: Textiles for Interiors  
December 2, 2001 to February 3, 2002  

This exhibition explores the work of Jack Lenor Larsen, who is one of the most innovative and important textile designers of the twentieth century. The exhibition features drawings plans, fabric samples and examples from the Larsen line over the past 45 years.


Cloth is the Center of the World: Nigerian Textiles  
September 16 to November 11, 2001  

This exhition draws from the collection of Professor Joanne B. Eicher, which is one of the largest privately held collections of West African textiles in the U.S. The exhibition links Nigerian textiles to current research examoning global, cultural and historical contexts of West African cloth. Thematic interpretation will discuss clothg as material culture-- how it revealsand communicates aspects of ceremonial and everyday life in Nigeria, and how it reflects and shapes cultural and individual identity.


Finland Forward: Marimekko  
June 3 to August 26, 2001  

Finland Forward focuses on Marimekko, the Finnish textiles and clothing company founded in 1951. The exhibition features abric, apparel, accessories and objects of interior design featuring Marimekko's bold, geometric patterns, and strong bright colors.

Marimekko gained prominence in both the U.S. and Europe in the 1960's and 1970s. Its mission is to design and manufacture high quality products which are aesthetically pleasing as well as functional.

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Here by Design  
March 11, 2001 to April 15, 2001  

The Premise of Here by Design was that, in our multi-centered world, the connection between place and design is momentous. All levels of our lives are affected by the design decisions we make. The exhibition brought together an eclectic group of designers based in Minnesota. They incude graphic designers, product designers, craftspeople, granders and architects. The exhibition sought to reveal how design emanates from place, explains place and creates place.

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Contact Information

Goldstein Museum of Design

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1985 Buford Ave, St. Paul, MN 55108

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