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

Exhibitions from 2004

Seeing Color: Color Across the Collections

October 3, 2004 to January 9, 2005

Seeing Color: Color Across the Collections investigated the ways in which we see color every day. The show explored human reaction to color as both a personal response and as part of a larger social context. We use color to guide us through traffic intersections, to signal dawn and twilight, and to decide what shirt to wear with which pair of pants. Seeing Color featured an array of objects from GMD's collections.

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Convergence/Divergence: Split Rock Design Artists at the Goldstein  
June 29 to September 24, 2004  

The Split Rock Arts Program is the University of Minnesota’s highly acclaimed summer series of weeklong, intensive workshops in studio arts, creative writing, and fiber and textile arts. This major group exhibition showcased the design artists who taught at Splitrock in the summer of 2004. The exhibition expanded the influence of the Spit Rock Program by enabling students, the campus community, and the wider community audience to see the work of these acclaimed artists and to participate in panel discussions.

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Sheila's Shawls  
May 23 to June 15, 2004  

Skilled knitters and prominent women in Minnesota and across the country created shawls to honor the late Sheila Wellstone, an advocate for victims of domestic violence and wife of the late Sen. Paul Wellstone. Each shawl was exhibited as part of a special installation at The Goldstein Museum of Design created to raise awareness and money for domestic violence prevention.

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Found: The DHA Senior Design Show  
April 25 to May 12, 2004  

Found was the 2004 Senior Show by graduating students in the Department of Design, Housing, and Apparel at the University of Minnesota. The showwas designed by the graduating seniors. Creative works on display, included class projects and free-lance design projects and spanned the dynamic interdisciplinary design produced in the department—graphic design, clothing design, interior design, and housing — using methods and materials that range from the handmade to the newest tools and technologies.

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Art and Artifact: Sweaters by Solveig Hisdal  
January 25 to April 11, 2004  

Artistic traditions throughout history inspire contemporary artists, forming and transforming a hybrid of creativity that can be seen beautifully displayed in the work of designer Solveig Hisdal.  Hisdal, the principle designer for the Norwegian knitting mill Oleana A/S, translated inspiration from textile patterns and material combinations presented in old folk costumes into richly colored and patterned knitwear. As a child Hisdal would frequent the dark halls of museums and become fascinated with “the atmosphere that old things create.”  She said, “My goal is not to make copies of old-fashioned costumes, but rather contemporary garments with the essence of the past.”

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