University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota
Goldstein Museum of Design
College of Design



100 Years of Student Drawings

Wednesday, December 3, 4:30pm, free and open to the public

Best Buy Theater, 4th floor, Northrup



GALLERY 241, MCNEAL HALL, St. Paul Campus

Design Cycles: A Bike Show

January 24, 2015 - May 10, 2015

Opening Party: Friday, January 23, 6-8pm

To bike or not to bike, that is the question. Design Cycles: A Bike Show answers that question handily. 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.
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.


Exhibition Sponsors: McKnight Imagine Fund, AAA Minneapolis, Shinola

Detroit, Bike Fixtation LLC, Penn Cycle & Fitness, Quigley

Architects, Hess Roise, Mary & James Meyer, Summit Beer





HGA Gallery, Rapson Hall, Minneapolis Campus

Nature 3.X Where is Nature Now?

January 30, 2015 - May 3, 2015

Images of Birds flying into a window

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.


GALLery 241, Mcneal hall, St. Paul Campus

Alexey Brodovitch: Art Director

May 29 2015 - September 20 2015

Graphic Image

Commemorating the life and work of Alexey Brodovitch, 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.

Gallery 241 will be closed through Fall 2014 for updates in GMD collection storage facilities.




  GMD Contact
Office: 612-624-7434
Gallery: 612-624-7801
  McNeal Gallery Hours
  Tuesday-Friday 10:00am-5:00pm
  Weekend 1:30pm-4:30pm
  FREE admission
  HGA Gallery Hours
  Monday-Friday 9:00am-6:00pm
  Saturday 1:00pm-5:00pm
  FREE admission
  Closed University holidays