Institute of Arts

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Museum to go.

The Minneapolis Institute of Arts makes outstanding works of art accessible to the community. To extend and reinforce this mission, Deb has helped turn some of these fabulous exhibits and collections into tours via book.

Progressive Design in the Midwest features the Prairie School–inspired Purcell Cutts house. A verbal and visual house tour is followed by a look at the museum's Prairie School and Arts & Crafts collection. "In this book, form fits function. The volume was designed by Deb Miner and printed in Belgium, and it's artistic, spacious, and classically understated. It is the Prairie School in Print." —The Review of Arts, Literature, Philosophy and the Humanities

Appreciating China: Gifts from Ruth and Bruce Dayton presents 218 gifts of Asian art, which is only a fraction of the vast collection sponsored by these patrons. And because the historical span of 3,000 years is so great, it's difficult to comprehend the relative age of each piece by date alone. So, in addition to determining how to present this beautiful work in book form, Deb developed a data visualization feature to accompany each piece, helping the viewer more easily understand each work's place in time.

Visions from the Forests is an African exhibition featuring masks and other indigenous art from Liberia and Sierra Leone. Deb designed the catalog, gallery signage, labels, and entryway visuals for this traveling exhibition.

Creative strategy and design for:
• books
• brand identity and marketing communications (Appreciating China, Visions from the Forests)
• exhibition graphics (Visions from the Forests)