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Polarities: Black and White in Design

Date: 10/15/2011 - 12/30/2011

Time: All Day Event

Location: 241 McNeal Hall

Cost: Free

Description:

Polarities: Black and White in Design
October 15, 2011- December 30
Reception: October 20, 2011, 6-8 PM

In Western cultures, black and white are often associated with concepts such as death, wickedness, cleanliness, purity, and peace. The social meanings attributed to black and white can be conflicted and varied. However, whether used for pragmatic issues of readability, stylistic effect, economy of means, or cultural standards, the use of black and white in design is not incidental. This exhibition explores social interpretations of black, white, and black and white in objects throughout GMD's collections.

GMD programs funded in part by the Minnesota State Arts Board through an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Contact:

  • Name: Goldstein Museum of Design
  • E-mail: gmd@umn.edu
  • Phone: 612-624-7434
  • Sponsored by: Goldstein Museum of Design, College of Design

More information: http://goldstein.design.umn.edu/

Disability Options:

To request disability accommodations, please contact the Goldstein Museum of Design at 612-624-7434 or gmd@umn.edu.

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