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Exhibits

People on the Move: 50 Years of Documenting and Researching Migration Experiences at the Immigration History Research Center & Archives

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People on the Move: 50 Years of Documenting and Researching Migration Experiences at the Immigration History Research Center & Archives

Founded in 1965, the Immigration History Research Center & Archives is the oldest and largest institution devoted to preserving and understanding immigration experiences. Visit our 50th anniversary exhibit to explore ideas of im/migration and race and ethnicity, as we share our own story of creating and developing an archives to make possible a wide variety of research.

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Joel Carter/Karen Gustafson: Art, Science, and the Natural World

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Joel Carter/Karen Gustafson: Art, Science, and the Natural World

This exhibition features the work of two local artists whose photographs and drawings are inspired by nature and science. It is a companion exhibit to Sustainable Acts: Mother Earth’s Embrace, a joint exhibition of art devoted to the intersection of the arts and sciences.

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Ana Mendieta: Documents of a Life in Art

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Ana Mendieta: Documents of a Life in Art

Ana Mendieta: Documents of a Life in Art is a companion exhibition to the Nash Gallery exhibit covering the life and artistic career of Cuban native, Ana Mendieta, Covered in Time and History: The Films of Ana Mendieta. Ana Mendieta’s particular merging of sculpture, earth art and performance (Earth Body, as she termed it) stands as a unique and singular artistic expression. Her work crossed many borders including artistic and time-based disciplines; geographical and political boundaries; and the investigations of history, gender and culture.

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Bodies and Spirits: Health and the History of Fermentation and Distillation

Bodies and Spirits: Health and the History of Fermentation and Distillation

From 16th-century handwritten recipes for beer and wine to Louis Pasteur’s groundbreaking microbial investigations of fermentation, this exhibit explores the historical health and medical relevance of beer, wine, spirits, and more. Join us as we strive to connect the growing community of scholars, commercial brewers and distillers, agricultural scientists, and amateur enthusiasts to this exciting history.

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Breast Cancer Superhero Portrait Project

Breast Cancer Superhero Portrait Project

Inspired by close friends undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatments, Barbara Porwit saw women turning health challenges into personal power. The concept for her Breast Cancer Superhero Project emerged. For this series of portraits, Porwit engages individuals in experiencing the power of positive emotions to affect a positive outcome.

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Interior/Exterior: Portraits of the Major Arcana

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Interior/Exterior: Portraits of the Major Arcana

The iconography of the tarot deck has been a source of inspiration for Art Institute International photography student, Madalyn Rowell. For this series of portraits, Rowell used familiar faces and matched them with particular tarot cards. The exhibit “Interior/Exterior: Portraits of the Major Arcana” is on view July 17 through September 17, 2015 at the Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library, 210 Rapson Hall, 89 Church St. S.E.

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Exploring Minnesota’s Natural History

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Exploring Minnesota’s Natural History

Beginning in 1872 the Minnesota Geological and Natural History Survey, the departments of Botany and Zoology, and the Bell Museum of Natural History sought to document the natural state of Minnesota. This exhibit introduces many individuals who documented and studied Minnesota’s natural environment between the 1870s and 1940s and showcases the natural wonders of the state. The exhibit opens June 8, 2015 at Elmer L. Andersen Library.

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K Is for Kiss-Me-Over-the-Garden-Gate

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K Is for Kiss-Me-Over-the-Garden-Gate

From apples to zinnias, stunning images in this horticultural alphabet highlight Andersen Horticultural Library’s special collections of vintage seed catalogs, treasured rare books, and 19th-century garden magazines. This upcoming exhibit at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Reedy Gallery opens May 23, 2015.

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Sphere of Existence

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Sphere of Existence

“Sphere of Existence” features original contemporary prints from 20 artists and printmakers, created using the format and dimensions of Martin Waldseemüller’s Globe Gores, produced in 1507, and the handmade printmaking technologies that Waldseemüller employed.

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Magna Carta, 800 Years: Rights and the Rule of Law

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Magna Carta, 800 Years: Rights and the Rule of Law

The University of Minnesota Law Library is celebrating Magna Carta’s anniversary with a special exhibition, “Magna Carta, 800 Years: Rights and the Rule of Law,” at the Riesenfeld Rare Books Research Center. The exhibit runs through December 15, 2015.

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