The Wangensteen Historical Library's new exhibit — "The Secret Lives of Books" — reveals the past and present secret lives of books and tells their captivating stories of health, illness, and the human experience. In an evolving exhibit experience, guest-curated exhibit vignettes will be changed each month to reveal more stories about rare books and their intersections with current events, historical experiences, and the research programs at the University of Minnesota.
Yarn, knotting, and color are used symbolically to raise awareness about domestic abuse. This piece, No Private Matter, offers a sensitive and poignant, and even beautiful, way to think about a serious and painful national issue. Ongoing exhibition.
Emerging local talent, Shanna Allyn, has composed photographic portraits of women that are like butterfly specimens displaying and showing-off beauty and presence. Two series of Allyn's work are one exhibit, one of which is new and seen for the first time.
A Campus Divided: Progressives, Anti-Communists, Racism, and Antisemitism at the University of Minnesota, 1930-1942 examines the campus climate during a time of division over issues including racial and economic equality, opposition to war, and students rights. Exhibit panels on display at Wilson Library, fourth floor, feature archival images and descriptions. This is the reprisal of the exhibit originally displayed at Elmer L. Andersen Library in fall 2017.