College of Design Fall 2010 exhibitions schedule

Exhibitions

Goldstein Museum of Design (GMD)

McNeal Hall Gallery

From Mao to Now: Chinese Fashion from 1949 to the Present
October 2, 2010-January 2, 2011
Opening event: Friday, October 1, 2010 6-8 p.m.
Curator: JuanJuan Wu (Retail Merchandising)
History of Chinese apparel from 1949 to present including works by four new Chinese fashion designers.

Related symposium
From Mao to Now, featuring Chinese designers and scholars
Saturday and Sunday, October 2-3, 2010
Additional information and registration is available on the Goldstein Museum of Design website.

HGA Gallery--Rapson Hall

Andrea Cochran: Landscapes
September 4-October 24, 2010
Lecture and reception with Andrea Cochran
Monday, October 4, 2010 6 p.m
100 Rapson Hall and HGA Gallery

Cochran's work draws boundaries with a controlled palette of materials, creating permeable edges that blur the line between the natural and built environment.

The Importance of Drawing: Ralph Rapson's Legacy
November 11, 2010-January 9, 2011
Opening Reception, Friday, October 29, 2010 6:00-7:30 p.m.
New Date: Opening Reception, Thursday, November 11, 2010 7-9 p.m.
HGA Gallery and Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library, Rapson Hall
Sponsored by HGA Architects and Engineers

This exhibition features examples of Rapson's work in addition to that of many of his Minnesota colleagues and students. The "Minnesota Style" is characterized by the Rapsonian qualities of strong use of line to define three-dimensional form; absolute mastery of the use of shade and shadow to define these forms and give them materiality; and buildings and landscapes populated by believable characters of all shapes and sizes, ages, genders, and nationalities.

GMD programs funded in part by the Minnesota State Arts Board through an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library, Rapson Hall

Time Frames and Other Stories
Tom Rose, artist
August 18-October 16, 2010
Opening Reception, Thursday, September 16, 2010 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Architectural plans create the pragmatic framework for a complex narrative of built space in the exhibition of work by Tom Rose (Art).

The Importance of Drawing: Ralph Rapson's Legacy
November 11, 2010-January 9, 2011
See HGA Gallery listing above for details.

Urban Tides, Drifting Borders: A Study of Surface as Substance
Aaron Squadroni, artist
December 10, 2010-January 28, 2011
Opening Reception, Friday, December 10, 2010 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Aaron Squadroni (Architecture) exhibits his new series of drawings and watercolors that study texture and surface as they define place and the rhythm of place.

For more information about library exhibitions and events contact Deborah K. Ultan Boudewyns, ultan004@umn.edu or 612- 624-6383.

Bell Museum of Natural History

Sustainable Shelters
October 16, 2010, through May 2011
Bell Museum, 10 Church Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455
In collaboration with the Center for Sustainable Building Research.
Exhibition information and related events are available on the Bell Museum website.

Sustainable Shelters urges viewers to view their homes as part of a larger, environmental system through scale-model homes from the past 150 years and their respective carbon footprints, a display that describes the lifecycle of various construction materials, and a 12-foot-square wood stud wall "house" so visitors can experience the safety and security shelters provide. The museum's historic dioramas will be adapted to showcase examples of nature's shelters.

Funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy

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