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Black and White Polarities

 

Polarities: Black & White in Design

 

October 14 - December 30, 2011

 

In Western cultures, black and white are often associated with concepts such as death. wickedness, cleanliness, purity, and peace. The social meanings attributed to black and white can be conflicted and varied. However, whether used for pragmatic issues of readability, stylistic effect, economy of means, or cultural standards. The use of black and white in design is not incidental. This exhibition explores social interpretations of black, white, and black and white in objects throughout GMD's collections.

 

Press

Goldstein Museum Press Release

Star Tribune: "Black and White Forever at the Goldstein Museum"

 

Gallery

 

Black and White Polarities

Black and White Polarities

Black and White Polarities

Black and White Polarities

Black and White Polarities

Black and White Polarities

Black and White Polarities

 


Contact Information

Goldstein Museum of Design

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