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Vera Neumann Exhibit

Vera Neumann Exhibit

Oh wow. I knew it would be eye-popping and gorgeous but until I stepped inside the Goldstein Museum of Design at the University of Minnesota I had no idea how much. Displayed against bright purple walls is a curated selection of Vera's from the Goldstein's massive collection of her work. This exhibit proves, once again, how insanely prolific she was! The exhibit runs through June 29th so there is still plenty of time to go. I plan on going at least one more time, especially to watch the 12 minute documentary about Vera and her company Printex, filmed in the early 70s, which shows the process of her artwork being transferred for silkscreening. I was too distracted (in a good way) to settle in and focus on the film. Below are a few shots from the exhibit but trust me — you must see them in real life to really appreciate them.

Below, Vera does butterflies, one of her signature motifs. You can see an orange and yellow version of the top middle butterfly scarf here on this blog.

Below, a still of Vera painting from the documentary Vera Paints Ibiza in the Sun. This film and the film In The Company of Vera are both available here.

You can also see the scarf below in a blue and green color way here on my blog. 

Below, from the Goldstein Museum of Design program:

Palm Springs Vacation

Palm Springs Vacation

1960s Christmas Ads

1960s Christmas Ads