Goldstein Museum of Design Exhibitions Highlight Underground Music and Biophilic Design

February 9, 2023

The Goldstein Museum of Design's latest exhibitions explore the intersection of design with music and the natural world.

Low-Fidelity Design: Making Techniques from the Minnesota Underground Music Scene

Exhibition Dates | January 28—May 13, 2023
Goldstein Gallery | Goldstein Museum of Design

Low-Fidelity Design

Guest curator, Calee Cecconi, explores promotional design produced by local musical acts at the turn of the 21st century. This exhibition illustrates the intersection between anti-mainstream musicians and how they depict their music through promotional graphics, uniting sound with visual expression.

Through materials from the University of Minnesota Libraries' Minnesota Underground Music Archive (MUMA), affordable production methods, such as Risograph, screen print, Xerox, pen and ink illustration, and collage, are explored in detail, analyzing the aesthetic nuances that these techniques offer.

Housed in the Andersen Library Performing Arts Archive, MUMA was formed in 2013 by local collectors Tim Carroll and Liseli Povlika. This community-driven archive is a unique assemblage of publications, publicity, photographs, recordings, and ephemera documenting Minnesota's independent, punk, and underground music culture from 1950 to the present.

Biophilia + Well-being + Design

Exhibition Dates | January 30—April 21, 2023
HGA Gallery | Goldstein Museum of Design

A picture of the biophilia exhibition entrance

“BIOPHILIC DESIGN seeks to connect our inherent need to affiliate with nature in the modern built environment.” – Stephen R. Kellert.

Biophilia + Well-being + Design brings a complete transformation to the HGA Gallery in Rapson Hall, creating a vibrant space to reconnect with nature through biophilic design. Incorporating natural elements in design is not new. In fact, it is a fundamental connection design has with the living world to create shelter, beauty, and well-being for humanity and all life.

Curated by Director Richard Graves with assistance from faculty, students, and colleagues from the Center for Sustainable Building Research (CSBR), the history, frameworks, and applications of biophilic design are nestled amidst lush greenery and plant life.

Exhibition Design: Richard Graves, Josh Lasson, Nathan Davies, Christopher Leberecht, Jennifer Preuss, Rebecca Krinke

Biophiles: Joseph Favour, Mary Guzowski, Mary Jo Kreitzer, Genell Ebbini, Laura Musacchio, Erica Timko Olson