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Jenny Parker

  • Posted Mining the Collection: Showing Apparel for History of Costume to Goldstein Museum of Design
    By Caitlin Cohn, Collections Assistant at GMD, and graduate student in the College of Design pursuing a PhD in Dress, History, and Culture This spring, one of the main projects I worked on was showing objects for History of Costume,...
  • Posted Collaboration through AAM to Goldstein Museum of Design
    This year Minnesota had the pleasure of hosting the annual American Association of Museums (AAM) conference. Here at GMD we participated in the conference not only by attending, but by volunteering and participating in group activities. One of the...
  • Posted Imaginary Interview to Goldstein Museum of Design
    The exhibition Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations opens at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 10th and runs through August 19th. The exhibition will compare the works of Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada, showcasing Schiaparelli's designs between the 1920s...
  • Posted MN Museums Month: A Special Offering to Goldstein Museum of Design
    May is here, which means we are celebrating the first annual Minnesota Museums Month! In honor of MN Museums Month, GMD is giving away our haute new lanyard to new members that sign up during the month of May. Minnesota...
  • Posted Project Graphic: Students Create Designs for Basket Exhibition to Goldstein Museum of Design
    It has recently become clear how difficult judging is; although we are no Project Runway, choosing one graphic design package from 18 diverse student projects is no easy task. This semester, Daniel Jasper's GDES 2351 Text and Image course worked...
  • Posted Art to Wear: Scarves by Vera to Goldstein Museum of Design
    Vera Neumann's design career lasted from her label's emergence in 1942 until her death in 1993. She is most famous for designing scarves, although her products ranged from wallpaper to tablecloths to clothing. Each of her scarves was based...
  • Posted Interiors & Furnishings Class: The Arts and Crafts Era to Goldstein Museum of Design
    GMD's Jean McElvain and Kathleen Campbell were guest lecturers on Wednesday March 28, for Prof. Tasoulla Hadjiyanni's class, History of Interiors and Furnishings: 1750 to Present. They focused on arts and crafts era textiles, decorative arts objects, and costume....
  • Posted GMD Volunteer Profile: Linda Webster to Goldstein Museum of Design
    GMD is lucky not only to have great supporters, but talented and engaged volunteers. Linda Webster has been a GMD volunteer since 2009, but was familiar with us before then. Webster was a frequent visitor of GMD in the past;...
  • Posted Glasses: From Spectacle to Fashion to Goldstein Museum of Design
    In the late 13th century a monk, Alessandro della Spina-- who had the extraordinary ability to recreate any man-made article he had ever seen, reproduced and distributed spectacles that had been designed by an anonymous inventor. However, eyeglasses were first...
  • Posted Needle Workers Group Visits GMD's Research Center to Goldstein Museum of Design
    On Tuesday March 13, GMD received an enthusiastic visit from the North Oaks Villagers Needleworks group. The white gloves were on and Assistant Curator, Jean McElvain, had many unique needlework and quilted pieces from GMD's collection ready to show the...
  • Posted Leonard Parker Celebration, Friday March 23 to Goldstein Museum of Design
    Leonard Parker: An Architect's Architect Friday, March 23, 6-8pm HGA Gallery, Rapson Hall, Minneapolis Campus Light refreshments served sponsored by the College of Design School of Architecture, AIA Minnesota, and GMD Leonard Parker's contribution to the College of Design's School...
  • Posted Sherry, College of Design Student, Creates Blog about GMD's Collection to Goldstein Museum of Design
    We are excited to introduce Sherry Sanden Will, a junior in the Apparel Design program who received a grant to work with GMD's collection. Learn more below, then check out her blog Sherry's Fashion Foray featuring some of her personal...
  • Posted Opera Star Mildred Miller Visits GMD to Goldstein Museum of Design
    It has been 30 years since costume designer Jack Edwards and opera star Mildred Miller have seen each other, but it seemed like the two had never parted. Both charismatic and quick witted, they joked together all afternoon during Miller's...
  • Posted Happy Birthday to the Girls Scouts to Goldstein Museum of Design
    By Eunice Haugen, GMD Registrar The Girls Scouts are celebrating their 100th anniversary this year. This fact in itself does not stir much within me, but the image of this 1950's uniform in our collection does. Although this uniform pre-dates...
  • Posted Don't Miss Smarter Living: The 2,000-Watt Society to Goldstein Museum of Design
    At the forefront of today's struggle to reduce consumption, learn about Zurich's plan at the exhibition Smarter Living: The 2,000-Watt Society, which closes this Sunday, March 11. The exhibition illustrates the goal and the current plan of sustainable construction in...
  • Posted On Loan to the MIA for Layered Abstraction Exhibition to Goldstein Museum of Design
    Two pieces from GMD's collection will be on view for the upcoming exhibition Layered Abstraction: Quilting and Contemporary Fiber Art at the Minneapolis Institute of Art from March 10 - August 26. This exhibition explores the relationship between contemporary fiber...
  • Posted Senior Fashion Show Feature: Sara Lopez to Goldstein Museum of Design
    The College of Design was all about fashion on Saturday, February 18. Eleven seniors showcased their work in the 44th Annual Apparel Design Senior Fashion Show in the Rapson Hall atrium. Packed with over 1,000 attendees, the atrium buzzed with...
  • Posted The Museum Studies Graduate Minor Moves to CDes and Gains a New Director: Lin Nelson-Mayson to Goldstein Museum of Design
    This semester, I am excited to take on the new role of director of graduate studies of the U's museum studies graduate minor (MST). I will be following Gordon Murdock who led the program for nearly 20 years before retiring...
  • Posted A Rose isn't Just a Rose to Goldstein Museum of Design
    Although some may think of Valentine's Day as a "Hallmarkā„¢" holiday, it dates back over fifteen hundred years. A precise history of Valentine's Day is a bit hard to come by, but there appears to be general agreement that its...
  • Posted A Great Year in GMD's Research Center to Goldstein Museum of Design
    Behind the scenes, in the depths of GMD's collection of almost 30,000 items, there are qualified staff members with gloves, carefully collecting and transporting objects to GMD's Research Center for the public to learn from. Averaging about one group visit...
  • Posted A Hot Affair on a Cold Night to Goldstein Museum of Design
    Driving by Buford Circle on Friday January 20, you couldn't miss McNeal Hall, glowing with red light in the dark of the evening (by Dynamic Drape & Lighting). Live music by Black Audience greeted guests in the atrium as they...
  • Posted College of Design Students work with GMD to Goldstein Museum of Design
    Working closely with college students is one of the many benefits of being part of the U of MN College of Design. Twice a year for the past two years, we have worked closely with Graphic Design classes as they...
  • Posted Celebrating Design at the Eastcliff Reception to Goldstein Museum of Design
    Left: College of Design Dean Tom Fisher, Mrs. Karen Kaler, GMD Director Lin Nelson-Mayson. Right: GMD Graduate Assistant Caitlin Cohn. On Tuesday, September 20, Mrs. Karen Kaler hosted a reception for GMD supporters at the presidents' home, Eastcliff. After gathering...
  • Commented on Jonathan Knisely | Awareness | Environmental
    I like your point about many green products looking "folksy;" and what a great video!...
  • Commented on Toxicity | Personal | Kelly Street
    If you have the opportunity, this would be a great thing to bring up in class next time we look at blogs. Some other students have been posting about getting enough sleep and getting the "right" job for you, and...
  • Commented on Health | Environmental | Brendan Ryan
    It is definitely a challenge, and badly needed to make people aware of what is happening. I wrote a comment on another students post about how I think this would be a great are of research; What is the most...
  • Commented on Fun, Financial, Natalie Olbrantz
    Fun is a difficult word, and you bring up a good topic about the fun either coming during the production or after the production. Pulling all-nighters to finish editing Avatar (which I imagine usually happens in the industry) may not...
  • Commented on Appeal | Environmental | Lucy Michell
    What a great example of some of the concerns being brought up in class! There are a lot of companies who could use this example......
  • Commented on Pollution // Social // Tessa Jonson
    These are some good resources. It sounds like you are interested in communications as well as design; it is great that you see design as a tool to express your thoughts and beliefs, as well as create a voice for...
  • Commented on Children | Financial | Myhli Her
    This is a great topic to voice our opinions about! So much time, money, and resources go to the toy industry. My favorite toy was a huge box my dad brought home from work, that we turned into a play...
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