College of Design events this week -- November 23, 2009

Events

Greenscreen: Screening Environmental Films and Documentaries
Wednesday, November 25, 2009, 6 p.m., 225 Rapson Hall
Join Greenlight and your fellow design colleagues to watch When the Levees Broke. Spike Lee commemorates the people of New Orleans with a four-hour epic documentary that doesn't just recount the events of late August 2005 but asks why they unfolded the way they did in the first place. Weaving interviews with news footage and amateur video, Lee uses the film to give meaningful voice to the people who were left behind. With a detached unsentimental eye, he delivers a poignant account of a major moment in recent US history.

Exhibitions

HGA Gallery, Rapson Hall

Noguchi: The Sets for Martha Graham
November 9-December 20, 2009
Organized with assistance and generosity of the Noguchi Museum
Isamu Noguchi (1904-88), a prominent Japanese-American artist and landscape architect, designed more than 20 innovative sets for original Martha Graham (1894-1991) dance productions. A ground-breaking dancer and choreographer, Graham defined the modern dance movement.

Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library

Dewey Thorbeck Travel Sketches: An Architect's Recordings of Natural and Human Landscapes
September 25-December 27, 2009
Architects who draw and record their travels have a special way of seeing the world. It is a methodology where images are engraved in their mind rather than on film. A photograph or sketch is a snapshot of a moment in time. The photograph shows you reality as seen through the camera lens, while the sketch records the emotion and character of place as seen through the eyes and hands of the artist.

Goldstein Museum of Design, McNeal Hall

Good Design: Stories from Herman Miller
November 21, 2009-January 17, 2010
Good Design: Stories From Herman Miller explores the problem-solving design process of the world-renowned furniture company, Herman Miller, Inc. The exhibition features selections from The Herman Miller Design Collection -- an archive of the company's innovative processes and products, most of which have never been on public view.

Questions? Contact Laura Walton at 612-626-6385 or lwalton@umn.edu.

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