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

Exhibitions from 2008


Journeys:Travels Far and Travels Near; Drawings by Winston Close and Roger Martin, Photographs by Roger Clemence

October 2 to December 19, 2008 ALA Library Gallery  

Most architects and landscape architects love to travel, and also love to document what they see by drawing and photographing.  For them, the sketch book and the camera are the constant companions in their traveler’s bag.  Each of the artists in the exhibition has traveled widely.  The exhibition featured selected on-site travel sketches, drawings, and watercolor paintings by Roger Martin and Winston Close while they traveled overseas via car, train, or bicycle, and photographs by Roger Clemence who captured the seasons and settings of his tiny farm in Wilson, Wisconsin.

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Anxious Climate: Architecture at the Edge of Environment

October 16 – December 15, 2008; HGA Gallery

Three groundbreaking European architectural firms explored the relationship between nature and the built environment and trascend the emerging doctrines of green design in an exhibition curated by David Gissen. This show challenged accepted ideas of nature and human interaction to creatively imagine what nature might be and how humans might interact with it. The exhibition featured the work of three architecture firms R&Sie of Paris, Phillipe Rahm of Lausanne and Paris, and Amid [Cero 9] of Madrid.

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From Sportswear to Streetwear: American Innovation

August 16 – November 2, 2008; Goldstein Museum Gallery

The influence of sportswear on contemporary American fashion can be seen daily.  From Sportswear to Streetwear: American Innovation features garments from the Goldstein’s collection demonsted the migration of specialty fabrics for athletic wear, such as quik-dri and stretch, and styles such as golf shirts, ski pants and athletic shoes into casual dress. Over the years, this mutual influence has shifted from sportswear to streetwear and back again, leaving viewers to ask: Is it sportswear or streetwear?

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Richard Knight: Photographing Saarinen

September 2 – October 12, 2008; HGA Gallery

Richard Knight's photographs offer an unprecedented glimpse behind the scenes at the architectural practice and office of Eero Saarinen and Associates. His photographs cover the period from 1957 to Saarinen's death in 1961, when Saarinen was working on iconic projects such as the Dulles International Airport Terminal, the former TWA Terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport and the Gateway Arch in St. Louis.

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Techno Textiles: Inner Space to Outer Space

May 16-July 27, 2008; Goldstein Museum Gallery

The world of specialty textiles has been changing at a rapid pace with new materials, technologies and innovations in production around the world. Techno Textiles: Inner Space to Outer Space examined many of these innovative materials and how they are being used by leading designers from around the globe.

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Roots of the Future: College of Design Senior Show

May 5-17, 2008; HGA Gallery/ALA Library Gallery

The College of Design graduating seniors had an exhibition featuring 1-2 examples of each of their best work for the 2008 ROOTS OF THE FUTURE: College of Design Senior Show. This event and awards ceremony celebrated new graduates and reflected the professional quality of work done by students of the college.

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Russel Wright: Living With Good Design

February 9-April 20, 2008; Goldstein Museum Gallery

America's first celebrity designer, Russel Wright's designs and logo signature were found in nearly every American kitchen and dining room during the 1940s and '50s. Wholeheartedly believing that good design was for everyone, Russel Wright was truly the first designer committed to creating high designed functional items for everyday living.

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Contact Information

Goldstein Museum of Design

364 McNeal Hall,

1985 Buford Ave, St. Paul, MN 55108

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