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

Exhibitions from 2006

American Fashion Transformed: Four Master Designers

September 23, 2006-January 7, 2007; Goldstein Museum Gallery

As Paris rebuilt after World War II, American optimism soared along with its fashion industry, giving rise to some of the most influential designers of the late twentieth century. American Fashion Transformed: Four Master Designers, organized from the Goldstein's extensive contemporary costume collection by guest curators Dolores DeFore and Gloria Hogan, explored four significant designers: Norman Norell, Pauline Trigère, Bill Blass and Geoffrey Beene.

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The Chair: 125 Years of Sitting


June 4-September 3, 2006; Goldstein Museum Gallery


This exhibition featured selections from the Goldstein’s extensive collection of chairs.  It showcased seating furniture from the late nineteenth century through the twentieth century. The popular chair form revealed explorations of materials, balance, and comfort by noted architects and designers. Many artists who have normally focused on architecture or other aspects of decorative arts have found the chair to be a very attractive form to design.

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Last Call: Give Us a Shot! - Senior Exhibition

April 23 - May 10, 2006; Goldstein Museum Gallery

Each spring, seniors in the Department of Design, Housing, and Apparel displayed their work in the Senior Design Exhibition at the Goldstein Museum.  The exhibition was organized by the students.  The reception celebrating the excellence of our students' work included an awards ceremony; this is an event attended by the graduating seniors, their families, faculty and designers from the community.  Faculty advisor: James Boyd-Brent


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Celebrate! The College of Human Ecology

January 28 - April 9, 2006; Goldstein Museum Gallery

This exhibition's purpose was to celebrate the teaching/learning, research/discovery, and outreach/engagement scholarship of the College of Human Ecology.  Current projects were featured in relationship to the five college initiatives: cultural awareness and competence, design and technology, development across the life span, economic and social well-being, and healthy life choices. 

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Contact Information

Goldstein Museum of Design

364 McNeal Hall,

1985 Buford Ave, St. Paul, MN 55108

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