University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota
Goldstein Museum of Design
College of Design



Gallery 241

McNeal Hall, St. Paul Campus


HGA Gallery

Rapson Hall, Minneapolis Campus



Alexey Brodovitch: Art Director

May 29 - September 20 2015


Alexey Brodovitch: Art Director celebrates the life and work of one of the most preeminent designers of the last century. Best known for his nearly quarter-century tenure at Harper’s Bazaar(1934-1958), Brodovitch ushered in many of the Modernist innovations that shape what we think of today as contemporary magazine design. His lasting and far-reaching influence is seen throughout graphic design, advertising, photography, and design education. This exhibition illustrates Brodovitch's oeuvre as an art director and graphic designer through artifacts from the Goldstein Museum of Design and University Libraries collections; highlights include rare copies of Brodovitch's magazines, books, and design journals such as the short-lived but revolutionary Portfolio (1950-51).

Curators: Ron Ott and Curt Lund


America's Monsters, Superheroes, and Villains: Our Toys

opens October 2015




John H. Howe

June 1 - September 13, 2015


John Howe (1913-1997), was a charter member of the Taliesin Fellowship and Frank Lloyd Wright's chief draftsman for nearly three decades. He was known as "the pencil in Frank Lloyd Wright's hand." During WW II, Howe served nearly three years in prison for refusing induction in the military due to his pacifist views. While in prison, he created a host of innovative, visionary projects, none of which were built. He later established an independent career in Minnesota where he practiced residential architecture for twenty-five years.


Everywhere, Nowhere: Chicago

April 6 - April 30, 2015




September 25, 2015 - January 2016




All GMD programming is made possible in part by a grant provided by the Minnesota State Arts Board through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature from the Minnesota arts and cultural heritage fund with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008, and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

To request disability accommodations or to receive publication materials in alternative formats, please contact Goldstein Museum of Design, 364 McNeal Hall, 612.624.7434,