College of Design events this week -- February 1, 2010

Events

Opening reception for How Secretaries Changed the 20th-Century Office: Design, Image, and Culture
Friday, February 5, 2010, 6-8 p.m., Goldstein Museum of Design
During the 20th century women poured into offices all over the U.S. to work as "typewriter girls," stenographers, and secretaries. New spaces, furnishings, and clothing emerged to meet their needs, while popular culture glamorized them. The exhibition explores transformations in the workplace and women's lives and features office equipment, furniture, fashions, magazines, and much more.

(in)sight Senior Fashion Show
Saturday, February 6, 2010, 5:30 & 8:00 p.m., Rapson Hall Courtyard
(in)sight, the 2010 University of Minnesota annual fashion show, will feature 14 seniors in the Apparel Design program exhibiting their own work. The senior fashion show has a long-standing tradition of showcasing fine fashion and illustrating the skills developed through the program as the seniors near the completion of their degrees.

Reminder: College of Design Honors and Awards nominations due March 8, 2010
Information is available on the Honors and Awards section of the college Web site or by contacting Laura Walton at lwalton@umn.edu.Nominations are due in 32 McNeal Hall or 101 Rapson Hall no later than March 8, 2010.

Exhibitions

HGA Gallery, Rapson Hall

Andrea Palladio -- 500 years
January 16-February 28, 2010
Opening reception Saturday, January 16, 6-9 p.m.
This exhibition was organized in conjunction with the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the birth of "the most imitated architect in history" and whose "influence on the development of English and American architecture probably has been greater than that of all Renaissance architects combined." The show consists of photographs displaying Palladio's architectural projects for private residences in the Veneto Region, provided by the Istituto Regionale Ville Venete and highlights the stylistic evolution of the architect's more than forty years of activity.

Goldstein Museum of Design, McNeal Hall

How Secretaries Changed the 20th-Century Office: Design, Image, and Culture
February 6 - May 23, 2010
During the 20th century women poured into offices all over the U.S. to work as "typewriter girls," stenographers, and secretaries. New spaces, furnishings, and clothing emerged to meet their needs, while popular culture glamorized them. The exhibition explores transformations in the workplace and women's lives and features office equipment, furniture, fashions, magazines, and much more.

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

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