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

Be a Donor


Goldstein Museum of Design, Minnesota’s design museum, serves over 100,000 students and community members each year through free exhibitions and access to a collection of over 34,000 objects.GMD is also developing a digital catalog of the collection with beautiful portraits of each object. Students use these photos for close-up study of objects for their classes, donors are pleased to share family legacy remotely, and museums across the country have discovered important objects in GMD’s collection. In 2016, GMD, part of the UMN College of Design, celebrates 40 years of telling the stories of innovation behind historic and contemporary design. Your contribution during this 40th Anniversary Celebration will support free exhibitions and digitization of more of the collection, ensuring access to good design stories for everyone! Celebrate with us and donate today!


Digitization Project
Over 400,000 students have benefited from learning about design through direct encounters with GMD collection objects over the course of the museum's history. Now, in addition to this hands-on experience, researchers around the world are able to access collection records of the over 34,000 objects and view photographs of approximately 7,500 of these objects through the digital database. In order to ensure that the digitization and photography project continues, we need your support. Help support the preservation of and access to our collection with a tax-deductible donation today.


General Support
Tax-deductible contributions help GMD produce high quality programs for students and the community and support preservation of the collection, an important resource for object-based learning. To make a tax-deductible donation online, visit our gift page.


Planned Giving
For information on planning giving to GMD, including bequests, memorials, and gifts of stock, please contact Christopher Scholl at the College of Design development office, 612.624.1386.


Be a Sponsor

You or your company can receive significant exposure as a sponsor for a GMD exhibition, program, or event. Sponsors are featured in all print and electronic press related to the activity.  Contact Linda Webster at 612.624.7434, or to discover how even a modest donation can have a significant impact for students and the community.

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.









Translucent Rain Boots, 1950-79

Design Is... Benefit Sponsors



Holly Hunt

Morgan Stanley

peterssen keller

streeter & Associates

Patrick Redmondd

Contact Information

Goldstein Museum of Design

364 McNeal Hall,

1985 Buford Ave, St. Paul, MN 55108

P: 612-624-7434 |

[directions and maps]