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Anatomy illustrated: Scientific images and the body at the Wangensteen Historical Library

“Anatomy Illustrated: Scientific Images and the Body” showcases some of the most important examples of the Wangensteen Historical Library’s vast collection of historical anatomical illustrations. Central to the exhibit are three of the collection’s flap anatomies, reproduced and made larger so that viewers can interact with them. View this exhibit now through September 2022.

Journey through Japan’s seasons via wood-block prints

“Journey through Japan: Traditional woodblock prints from the Edo Period (1603-1868)” is on exhibit now through Aug. 12, 2022 at the Andersen Horticultural Library, located at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.
flora and fauna illustration of monarch on milkweed flowers

Flora and Fauna Illustrata

The Flora and Fauna Illustrata collection is the Andersen Horticultural Library's ongoing project to document all the species of plants, animals, insects, and fungi living at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum through scientifically accurate fine art. Visit the exhibit April 11 through August 26, 2022 at Elmer L. Andersen Library.
The Art of Flying exhibit poster

The Art of Flying: Bird Images from A to Z

March 26 through August 12, 2022 at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. Birds have long captured the hearts of humans. Beyond their aesthetic and emotional appeal, birds also play incredibly important roles in their ecosystems. The images in this exhibit are scans of pages from the Andersen Horticultural Library’s rare book collection. Most are from John Gould’s Birds of Asia, a seven-volume set of books published in London between 1850 and 1883.
Blue Lady

Living Masquerades : Blue Lady and the Art of Revelry

Local Minneapolis artist, Jeanie Ockuly, a.k.a. Blue Lady, invites us to parade in costumes made of sequins, jewels, paint, or mud to mock and/or revel in all of life that is beautiful and atrocious in order to let go, celebrate and heal. See the exhibit that runs through May 28, 2022 at Wilson Library.

Artists Among the Trees: Maple, Miller, and Singh

The exhibition, “Artists Among the Trees” offers a reconnection to the sensuality of trees through three profound and viscerally aesthetic artistic responses to the lifecycle of trees. From the details of Kate Maple’s drawings and watercolors of soil, seeds and leaves, the scrolls of trees in the landscape by Virajita Singh, and the handheld bowls carved from the remnants of deceased trees by Trevor Miller, this exhibition invites us to see, feel, and live inspired among trees.
History for the Future exhibit

History for the Future

"History for the Future" frames mutual aid as a response to the ongoing crises of dispossession, slavery, and racial capitalism. This ongoing series of free public programs and temporary exhibitions which bring local histories of radical community care in conversation with the practices and goals of mutual aid organizing today. "History for the Future" is on display in the basement of Wilson Library through May 11, 2022.

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