College of Design Spring 2011 exhibitions schedule


Goldstein Museum of Design (GMD)

McNeal Hall Gallery

Smart House, Livable Community, Your Future
February 5-May 23
Opening reception--Friday, February 4, 6-8 PM

Where do you want to live when you grow older? For many people the answer is "at home." This exhibition explores the housing trend of aging in place by developing products and adaptive technologies that allow people to stay in their homes.
Curated by Marilyn Bruin (Housing Studies) and Jodene Riha (graduate student) and made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Related Public Programs:
Smart House Consumer Workshop
Smart House Designer, Builder, and Remodeler Workshop
Smart House Community Workshop

See for details.

Beyond Paisley and Peacocks: Handcrafted Textiles of India and its Neighbors
June 9-September 25
Opening reception--Friday, June 9, 6-8 PM

Explore the broad variety of surface design and weaving techniques employed in South Asia. This exhibition will also reveal the connections of South Asian textiles to American fashion and American handcraft of the studio arts and DIY movements.

Curated by Hazel Lutz and Anna Carlson, from Donald Clay Johnson's Paritosh Collection of South Asian Textiles.

HGA Gallery--Rapson Hall

small architecture BIG LANDSCAPES
January 24-March 6

Curated by Wes Janz, professor of architecture at Ball State University and founder,

Art, Design and Community Building
March 28-May 1

In conjunction with the 2011 Bruner/Loeb Forum, held in Minneapolis this year, this exhibition features a selection of projects which combine art, design and community building from across the U.S. Projects by the Rice Building Workshop (Houston), and the Detroit Collaborative Design Center (Detroit), along with projects by several other organizations who meld these disciplines together will be showcased.

Eladio Dieste: A Principled Builder
May 25-August 1

Curated by Stanford Anderson, professor of architecture at MIT.
Support for the Minneapolis showing of this exhibition is provided by the Minnesota Masonry Education Fund in the College of Design and the Masonry Society for the 11th North American Masonry Conference.

GMD exhibitions and programs are 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.

Rapson Hall Courtyard

Remix Student Exhibition
April 11-17

Art, design, and research projects created by U of M graduate and undergraduate students and Juxtaposition Arts students who have participated since 2005 in ReMIx, a service-learning and community-engaged research program. Juxtaposition Arts is a youth-focused and -run arts and community development nonprofit based in North Minneapolis.

See Events section for related programming

Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library

Layering Time and Motion: Paintings and Installation by Joonja Lee Mornes
February 7-April 29
Reception--Wednesday, February 16, 6-7:30 PM

"...the allusive nature of her well-crafted meditations [are] able to effortlessly shrink and expand scale, radiate and absorb light, and mark and move time." -Garth Rockcastle

Sponsored by the Minnesota State Arts Board, University of Minnesota Libraries, and the College of Design. For more information about library exhibitions and events contact Deborah K. Ultan Boudewyns, or 612-624-6383.

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Download College of Design Spring 2011 events calendar (.pdf; 1.12 MB)