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College of Design Presents

EXHIBITION - Elizabeth Scheu Close: A Life in Modern Architecture (TEMPORARILY CLOSED)

2/1/20, 9:00 AM

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EXHIBITION - Elizabeth Scheu Close: A Life in Modern Architecture
Book signing & closing reception: April 20, 5:30–7:30 pm - DATE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
Exhibition Dates: February 1–September 27, 2020

Elizabeth “Lisl” Scheu Close (1912-2011) was Minnesota’s first modern architect and the designer of more than 250 buildings in the state. Born in Vienna, Austria, she was among early professionally-trained women architects nationally and internationally. In 1938, with her husband Winston Close, Lisl co-founded the first practice in Minnesota dedicated to modern architecture. In addition to producing custom designs, she created numerous prefabricated house plans from which at least 10,000 residences were built. A trailblazer in her field, Lisl remains a role model for women in architecture today.

Related Programs:
LearningLife course with Jane King Hession, April 7, 14 & 21
GMD Members receive a 10% discount, visit ccaps.umn.edu/learninglife

Gallery TalK & Tour: Wednesday, March 18, 4 PM - POSTPONED 

HGA Gallery Hours:
Monday-Thursday     9 AM – 9 PM
Friday                        9 AM – 6 PM
Saturday-Sunday      1 PM – 5 PM
Free and open to the public

To request disability accommodations, please contact Goldstein Museum of Design at  612-624-7434 or gmd@umn.edu
Event Location
  • HGA Gallery, Rapson Hall Lobby
  • 89 Church Street
  • Minneapolis MN
  • USA