Goldstein Museum of Design names Neal Kielar to its board of advisors

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(St. Paul, MN) Aug. 22, 2016 – Goldstein Museum of Design (GMD), part of the University of Minnesota’s College of Design, has added Neal Kielar to its advisory board.

Kielar is owner and creative director at MidModMen+friends, a St. Paul retailer of vintage modern home furnishings.

“The new advisory board members embody the spirit of the design community and bring talent, expertise and energy to the group,” said Lin Nelson‐Mayson, GMD director. “We’re fortunate to add their perspectives as we celebrate the 40th anniversary of serving as Minnesota’s design museum for the College of Design and the design community.”

Prior to launching MidModMen+friends in 2012, Kielar spent more than 30 years in brand and content marketing. His clients included Disney/ABC, Time Warner, the Oprah Winfrey Network, United HealthCare, FedEx, Whirlpool, Behr Process Corporation and multiple financial services and technology companies.

MidModMen+friends takes a fresh approach to retailing vintage modern furnishings, with a focus on noteworthy design and quality of goods, everyday attainability, authentic customer interaction, and social and physical community. Store offerings are individually selected and then cleaned, rejuvenated or professionally restored according to need. Visit the store at 2401 University Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55104. Learn more at and follow on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

Goldstein Museum of Design, part of the University of Minnesota’s College of Design, supports design teaching, research and discovery through exhibitions, programs and partnerships. Goldstein Museum of Design uses the power of design to foster improved quality of life for individuals and communities. Learn more at

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