University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota
School of Architecture College of Design



Gallery 241

McNeal Hall, St. Paul Campus


HGA Gallery

Rapson Hall, Minneapolis Campus



America's Monsters, Superheroes, and Villains

October 10, 2015- January 3, 2016


American culture from 1950 – 1980 was defined by change – from the Cold War to the Vietnam War, from Civil Rights to hippies – and toys reflected these hopes and anxieties. This exhibition includes characters that are reappearing in today’s movies and media or that have never left. Featuring over 300 original toys and artifacts this exhibition is sure to spark memories for the young and young at heart.

Curated by Stephen Rueff

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When Places Speak

January 2016


When Places Speak aims to start dialogues around the "placeness" of sex trafficking —places where youth are recruited, places where ads are posted online, places used by purchasers to meet victims, places used by law enforcement to stop trafficking, and places where victims can heal

Curated by Tasoulla Hadjiyanni

Photo by Xavier Tavera





September 26, 2015 - January 23, 2016


Despite the ever-growing sophistication of synthetic and digital tools, it's the natural world that captures the imaginations of today's vanguard designers. By looking to nature as a teacher rather than simply as a source for raw materials, pioneers in the emerging biomimicry movement are developing design methods and materials to create intelligent buildings that emulate life itself.

In Hypernatural architecture and material experts Blaine Brownell and Marc Swackhamer present an international collection of case studies that illustrate astonishing new applications possible in this rapidly growing field, from Echoviren, a botanical pavilion that was designed to wilt into its surrounding redwood forest in Northern California, to the MIT Media Lab's Silk Pavilion, constructed by the threads of silkworms as they passed over scaffolding. Together, these projects show that by looking to nature, design can be a tool that makes our built environment more efficient, sustainable, and, most of all, livabl

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All GMD programming is made possible in part by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support Grant, thanks to legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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