“Drawn to Health: Bodies and Medicine in Popular Visual Culture” explores the historical and contemporary use of visual narratives to communicate about health, featuring collections held at both the Wangensteen Historical Library and the Children’s Literature Research Collections. Visit this exhibit now through December 29, 2022.
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 12, 2022 at Elmer L. Andersen 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: 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.
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.
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 June 30, 2022 at Wilson Library.
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.
The Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) stepped up to serve during World War I. When the United States declared war on Germany April 6, 1917, John Mott, the General Secretary of the American YMCA, immediately volunteered the organization’s services. Those in the YMCA began to work with the troops in accord with the YMCA’s philosophy of equally developing Body, Mind, and Spirit.
"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.
This exhibition explores these courageous actors and the significant aid they provided to the armies and civilians of both the Central and Allied Powers, and is made possible through the recent acquisition of the personal papers of Rev. Walter Teeuwissen, a YMCA Chaplain who served Austrian-Hungarian war prisoners in Siberia. Exhibit runs through March 25, 2022 at Elmer L. Andersen Library, 1st Floor Main Gallery
Local Minnesota artists, Rachel Breen and Tracy Krumm, share an exhibition of new work that originates from nothing new. Using materials at hand, gifted, salvaged, or grown, Breen and Krumm exemplify process and reiteration with textiles that are symbolic meditations on social critique, the politics of labor, and the inevitable question of beauty invoked by the mere essence of material. The exhibit is open Sept. 30 to Dec. 30, 2021 at the Architecture & Landscape Architecture Library in 210 Rapson Hall.
Trees and their fruits have taken over the display cases in the Andersen Horticultural Library and Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Visitor’s Center to illustrate "Turning over a New Leaf." The exhibit, co-curated by Andersen Librarian Kathy Allen and Library Assistant Adrienne Alms, accords with the Arboretum’s theme for this summer — the Season of Trees. The exhibit runs through Oct. 31 at the Andersen Horticultural Library, open Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on the grounds of the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.