Black and white. Used separately, the two evoke totally different moods and feelings. While black is typically associated with authority, power, and evil, white is associated with purity and innocence. When used together in design, these polar opposites can create contrast and balance, and can be seen as bold, minimalist, elegant, classic, or mysterious. The Goldstein Museum of Design offers its ode to black and white in design with its latest exhibition, "Polarities: Black and White in Design." Opening this Thursday, the show explores cultural and social interpretations of black, white, and black and white in objects throughout GMD's extensive collection.
Opening reception 6-8 p.m. Thursday, October 20. Exhibition runs October 14-December 30 at the Goldstein Museum of Design, 364 McNeal Hall, 1985 Buford Avenue, St. Paul, 612-624-7434, goldstein.design.umn.edu. Tickets start at $125 and are now available for "The Black & White Ball: 35 Years of Celebrating Design," November 4 at International Market Square. For tickets and more information, contact email@example.com or 612-624-7434.