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Video preview: ‘A Woman’s Place’ exhibit

See a video preview of the Libraries' current exhibit, "A Woman's Place: Women and Work," at the Elmer L. Andersen Library at the University of Minnesota. The exhibit runs through March 6.

‘Such a Big Dream’ exhibit video

“It’s such a big dream, I can’t see it all,” is what Edward S. Curtis said of his master work, The North American Indian, published between 1907 and 1930. This video provides an overview and highlights of the exhibt on display through January 18, 2019 at the University of Minnesota's Elmer L. Andersen Library.

The Best from Pen and Press: Exhibit sneak peek

Take a sneak video peek at our current exhibit at Elmer L. Andersen Library: The Best from Pen and Press, which includes 3,000-year-old cuneiform tablets, a 16th century "Remembrancer Scroll," and much more. The materials come from the James Ford Bell Library, the Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine, and the University Libraries' Rare Book collections.

Luther exhibit ends on September 29

Less than two weeks remain to see the exhibit, Luther and the World Turned Upside Down: Prophecy, Revolution, and the End of Time, which runs through September 29, 2017 at Elmer L. Anderson Library. Additional materials are on exhibit at the T.R. Anderson Gallery on the fourth floor of Wilson Library.

Engraved in Copper: A video preview

Watch this video preview of our current exhibit, "Engraved in Copper: The Art of Mapping Minnesota," which features unique engraved copper plates used to print topographic maps of Minnesota in the early 1900s, surveying and mapmaking techniques, and government documents related to the process. The exhibit runs through May 22 at Elmer L. Andersen Library.

Watch this video preview of our Sherlock Holmes exhibit

Watch this video preview of The Misadventures of Sherlock Holmes exhibit, which highlights some of Mr. Holmes' mishaps, described by Dr. Watson and others, through art, artifacts, parodies, pastiches, and other "unofficial" adventures from the Sherlock Holmes Collections.
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Exhibit lauds Children’s Theatre Co.

This month marks the opening of The Children's Theatre Company at 50... The Magic Continues, a University of Minnesota Libraries exhibit that highlights the expansive archives of the Children’s Theatre Company. In the video above, exhibit designer Darren Terpstra and exhibit curator Kate Hujda present a preview of the exhibit.
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A peek at ‘People on the Move’ exhibit

It's been 50 years since the Immigration History Research Center and Archives was founded at the University of Minnesota, making it the oldest and largest entity devoted to preserving and understanding immigration experiences. In celebration, the IHRCA has an exhibit on display through January 22, 2016 at the U's Elmer L. Andersen Library.

‘The Job is Never Done’

Curator Linnea Anderson and Exhibit Designer Darren Terpstra discuss the University of Minnesota Libraries exhibit, "The Job is Never Done": Fifty Years of Documenting Social Welfare History. The exhibit runs through May 22, 2015 at Elmer L. Andersen Library on the west bank of the University's Twin Cities campus.

Ralph Rapson exhibit opening reception is Dec. 8

A special reception to celebrate the University Libraries exhibit, "Ralph Rapson: A Legacy in Architecture and Design," will be held Monday, December 8, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Rapson, former dean of the University’s School of Architecture (1954-1984), was the designer of iconic Twin Cities buildings such as the original Guthrie Theater, Cedar Square West, and the Rarig Center for the Performing Arts. "Not only did he design a number of buildings, he taught an entire generation of architects to design buildings — so his influence is deep and far reaching," said Jane King Hession, curator of the exhibit and author of "Ralph Rapson: Sixty Years of Modern Design."

‘Rejoice the Legacy!’ ends May 14, 2014

"Rejoice the Legacy!" displays original manuscript pages, artist dummies, picture book proofs, and original art and sketches selected from among Andrea Davis Pinkney’s more than 20 published children’s and young adult titles.

Exploring Minnesota’s Natural History

The yearlong project will digitize and provide online access to unique botanical, zoological, and geological material from archival collections that document the natural history of the state of Minnesota. The materials relate to the establishment of the Minnesota Geological and Natural History Survey in 1872 by the state legislature under the auspices of the University’s Board of Regents.

Medicine of Downton Abbey period ‘almost terrifying’

Viewing the current Downton Abbey exhibit at the Wangensteen Historical Library left graduate student Jeff Moulton feeling a bit queasy thinking about medicine of the early 20th century. "There are some things that are almost terrifying," said Moulton, a big Downton Abbey fan, while noting that the exhibit contained "a lot of pokers and tweezers."

‘Bound Fragments’ exhibit closes February 28

If you want to see the current Bell Library exhibit, you had better hurry. The exhibit, "Bound Fragments: 60 Years of Collecting at the James Ford Bell Library," closes on February 28. The exhibit is part of the Bell Library's 60th Anniversary celebration.

Exhibit gives behind-the-scenes look at Twin Cities performing arts

And celebrates 50 years of the Guthrie Theater If you're a lover of dance, orchestra, and theatre, you know the magic of our Twin Cities...

Exhibit features scenic sketches from early theatre, vaudeville era

Theatres and vaudeville stages were the entertainment outlets that Americans sought before the days of movies, television, and the Internet. The University of Minnesota...

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