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Goldstein Museum of Design
College of Design

Upcoming Exhibitions

Design Cycles: A Bike Show

Gallery 241, McNeal Hall, Saint Paul Campus

January 24 – May 10, 2015
Opening Party: Friday, January 23, 6-8:30pm

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To bike or not to bike, that is the question. The Goldstein Museum of Design’s upcoming exhibition Design Cycles: A Bike Show answers that question handily. Confirm your own hunches about why riding is a must in Minnesota, a state with a long time commitment to cracking the code on how bikes work in U.S. cities. Known for an expansive infrastructure that has increased ridership, Minnesota is home to a committed culture of cyclists with entrepreneurial savvy.

See frames by regional builders including Erik Noren and Curt Goodrich, gear and tools by Twin Six and Bike Fixtation, and the big fat history of Surly’s big fatbike. A short history on early bicycles and maps will provide insights into the inherent allure of bicycles. The bicycle’s historic role in liberating the individual, and its more contemporary role in liberating the individual from the automobile, has positioned it as a political object complete with advocates and adversaries.

Exhibition Sponsors: McKnight Imagine Fund, Mary & James Meyer

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Nature 3.X Where is Nature Now?

HGA Gallery, Rapson Hall, Minneapolis Campus

January 30 - May 3 2015

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This exhibition will showcase professional and academic work by artists, designers, and other creatives from a variety of disciplines, including the sciences and humanities, to catalyze new dialogue concerning the shifting definition of nature in the 21st century. 

This speculation requires an interdisciplinary examination of critical works that fosters intellectual discovery, challenging design professions and the public to consider the opportunities for design in shaping this critical dialogue.

 


Northrop Transformed

Northrop Gallery, Minneapolis Campus

opens February 2015

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In April 2014, the 85-year-old Northrop Memorial Auditorium was reborn with a grand reopening and celebration. However, its dramatic transformation took place largely out of sight of the public. This exhibition will reveal the heroic work by the design team led by HGA Architects and Engineers to accomplish this effort, highlighting Northrop's history and its future as a premier location for performance and academics and as a vibrant building at the center of campus life.

 


 

Alexey Brodovitch: Art Director

Gallery 241, McNeal Hall, Saint Paul Campus

May 29 - September 20 2015

Alexey Brodovitch: Art Director celebrates the life and work of one of the most preeminent designers of the last century. Best known for his nearly quarter-century tenure at Harper’s Bazaar(1934-1958), Brodovitch ushered in many of the Modernist innovations that shape what we think of today as contemporary magazine design. His lasting and far-reaching influence is seen throughout graphic design, advertising, photography, and design education. This exhibition illustrates Brodovitch's oeuvre as an art director and graphic designer through artifacts from the Goldstein Museum of Design and University Libraries collections; highlights include rare copies of Brodovitch's magazines, books, and design journals such as the short-lived but revolutionary Portfolio (1950-51).

Curators: Ron Ott and Curt Lund

 

 

All GMD programming is made possible in part by a grant provided by the Minnesota State Arts Board through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature from the Minnesota arts and cultural heritage fund with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008, and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

To request disability accommodations or to receive publication materials in alternative formats, please contact Goldstein Museum of Design, 364 McNeal Hall, 612.624.7434, gmd@umn.edu.