Vera Scarves exhibition at Goldstein

The Goldstein Museum of Design has two exhibition spaces, the Goldstein Gallery in McNeal Hall on the St. Paul Campus, and the HGA Gallery in Rapson Hall on the East Bank. Support design, visit our current exhibitions!

world's fair impetus for social infrastructure
World's Fair: Impetus for Social Infrastructure

November 7, 2023 – February 24, 2024
Goldstein Gallery, McNeal Hall
Tuesday–Saturday, 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM


This exhibition completes a multi-site presentation of World’s Fairs as a unique phenomenon in American city making. The first installation (in HGA Gallery, Rapson Hall) explored World’s Fairs as platforms for experimentation and innovation in architecture and urban planning. This installation extends that view, investigating the profound and lasting impact of these events.

Google Arts & Culture

Printing Popular Culture

Unlikely Couples: Reading Similarities Across the Collection


The Goldstein Museum of Design has two online exhibitions available through Google Arts & Culture, Printing Popular Culture and Unlikely Couples: Reading Similarities Across the Collection. You can also browse over 150 objects from the GMD collection. We are proud to be the first University of Minnesota museum featured on Google Arts & Culture and expand our mission and reach to audiences across the world. Stay tuned for future online exhibitions!

Google Arts and Culture site preview with black and white illustrations of Goldstein Museum of Design pieces.
John Carmody
John Carmody: A Life in Sustainability

Virtual Exhibition


This exhibition, originally presented at the HGA Gallery in Fall 2022, looks back at the influential life of John Carmody, founding director of the Center for Sustainable Building Research (CSBR) at the University of Minnesota. John Carmody - A Life in Sustainability celebrates his remarkable 40+ year career as an environmental activist and systems designer who brought actionable solutions to complex problems. His journey to enrich humankind's spiritual connection with Earth inspires the responsible stewardship that CSBR, and many others, continue to work on today.