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

Exhibitions from 2002

Time and Space Constructed: Tradition and Innovation in Contemporary Tapestry


November 24, 2002 to January 26, 2003


This exhibition featured tapestries designed and handwoven by members of Stella Polaris, a Twin Cities artist group. Tapestry, as a modern art form, was undergoing a resurgence. This exhibition included twenty-one original works, along with artist statements, writings on sources of inspiration and a workable loom. The artists featured found expression in a variety of styles from spare to complex, from structure-based to romantic, and in natural and abstract forms.



From Head to Toe: The Finishing Touch

September 8 to November 11, 2002  


This exhibition included the hats, shoes, purses, fans, gloves, and other items women have used to enhance dress, including some of 1,100 hats and 600 pairs of shoes amassed by The Goldstein in its 25 years. The exhibition showcased the history, development transition of styles, and social customs associated with fashion accessories.

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Material Witness: The Socio-Political in Contemporary Textile Art

June 12 to August 18, 2002  


Material Witness explored societal and political issues related to women through fiber arts. The work of nine nationally-known fiber artists was featured in this exhibition. The artists used various methods as quilting, embroidery, appliqué and painting to express their ideas.


Green: The Senior Design Show  
April 28 to May 15, 2002  


Green was the annual showcase of work from graduating seniors from DHA. Students handled every aspect of the show from the concept to installation.


Moda Italiana  
February 24 to April 14, 2002  


Moda Italiana explored the appeal of Italian design for the American public from the mid 20th century to the 21st century. Italy has emerged as a dominant force in the design of furniture, clothing and household products. For the past fifty years, Italian design has exuded a unique, modern combination of color, pattern, comfort and style. As the Italian design centers moved from Venice to Rome to Florence to Milan, Americans followed, seeking to emulate the lifestyle evoked by this design.


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Contact Information

Goldstein Museum of Design

364 McNeal Hall,

1985 Buford Ave, St. Paul, MN 55108

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