Goldstein Museum of Design
The Goldstein Museum of Design (GMD) is a museum on the St. Paul campus of the University of Minnesota. It is part of the University’s College of Design. GMD was founded in 1976 and is the only museum in the Upper Midwest specializing in designed objects. GMD hosts up to three exhibitions each year in McNeal Hall and two to three in HGA Gallery on the University’s East Bank Campus. The primary focus of GMD's collection is costume, including around 21,000 items dating back to 1790. This collection includes nearly 1800 hats and 1000 pairs of shoes and boots as well as many other fashion accessories such as purses, gloves, and fans. GMD also holds about 5,000 textile items, including a large collection of fabrics designed by Jack Lenor Larsen after the designer’s archive was donated in part to the University of Minnesota.