Thursday, January 31, 2008

U of M's very own design museum

Of course everyone knows about the Weisman---the gleaming, Frank Gehry art museum on the east river bank of the University of Minnesota campus. But did you know that the St. Paul campus houses the Goldstein Museum of Design? It's tucked into the second floor of McNeil Hall--one of the campus classroom buildings--and has permanent collections as well as temporary exhibitions. The newest exhibit, opening this Friday, showcases the work of Russel Wright whose work really encapsulates the mid-century modernism housewares aesthetic. Read Star Tribune coverage of the exhibit here.

Image: Manitoga and Decorative Arts Center of Ohio.

1 comment:

archie said...

I have been to the Weisman museum. It was a wonderful experience. I think I must check out the campus for Decorative Arts. The Russel Wright housewares are awesome.