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Signed by Vera: Scarves by an Iconic Designer

Date: 05/17/2014 - 06/29/2014

Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Location: Gallery 241 McNeal Hall

Cost: Free


Opening Party: Friday, May 16, 6–8pm
Gallery 241, McNeal Hall, Saint Paul Campus

Featuring examples from Vera Neumann’s prolific 40-year career, this exhibition will draw from GMD’s collection of approximately 550 Vera scarves. From humble beginnings designing in her New York City kitchen, Neumann’s designs captured the zeitgeist of the tumultuous postwar years and propelled the designer to international fame. Her decision to sign her colorful scarves transformed them from simple accessories to “Veras,” coveted by women the world over.

Exhibition Curator: Natasha Thoreson, Apparel Studies PhD candidate

Funding for this exhibition is provided by the Goldstein Museum of Design (GMD) and College of Design. Goldstein Museum of Design programming 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.


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

Disability Options:

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

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