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Digital panel from the exhibit "Gone Into History: 90 Years of the University of Minnesota Archives" displayed in the Elmer L. Andersen Library, January 19 through April 27, 2018.

Gone into history online exhibit

2018 marks the 90th anniversary of the University of Minnesota Archives, giving us a prime opportunity to highlight what we have and what we do. Please explore the online exhibit by diving into an entire section examining the role of academic freedom and tenure at the University or the University’s response to the massive influx of students following World War II. Or spend some time with a panel or two.

Digging Up the Past

February 12 through May 18, 2018 at Elmer L. Andersen Library Gallery. This exhibit recovers the diverse, delightful, provocative, and sometimes unexpected stories from across the University of Minnesota’s Archives and Special Collections that have been unearthed as part of Umbra Search African American History’s effort to digitize hidden African American history materials.

No Private Matter

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. December 4, 2017 through March 31, 2018

Eye Hand Gesture

This exhibition celebrates the collaborations of the dance company, Black Label Movement (BLM), known for its daring physical, intellectual, and emotional compositions. On exhibit January 9,through March 9, 2018 at Wilson Library and at the Ritz Theater during Black Label Movement performances in January 2018.

Mysterious Beauty

January 22 through March 23, 2018 at the Architecture & Landscape Architecture Library. Printed on Moab Kozo paper, Thomas Rose's photographs of botanicals almost look like ink drawings. Further illuminating the mysterious beauty of the plant and its shadows is the spontaneous gesture of a drawing pencil dipped in sumi ink and incorporated into the compositions.

Gone Into History

January 19 through April 27, 2018 at Elmer L. Andersen Library Atrium Gallery. Learn about the individuals and events that shaped the University’s institutional history with the University of Minnesota Archives.

‘In Their Own Words’: The Tretter Transgender Oral History Project

October 13, 2017 through January 31, 2018. This exhibit highlights the diversity, resilience, and creativity of the Trans* and Gender Non-conforming community in Minneapolis and throughout the Upper Midwest, through images, storytelling, film, and critical conversations. The content draws from material in the Tretter Collection and the Transgender Oral History Project currently underway.
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Earth-Art-Movement: Andy Goldsworthy and Land Art

"Earth-Art-Movement: Andy Goldsworthy and Land Art" is an exhibit currently on display in the Northrop Atrium. features a multi-media installation, a large-scale rock installation, and a tableau of cropped photographs that illustrate the breadth and innovation of Andy Goldsworthy's land art.The exhibit is sponsored by University Libraries and Northrop and is related to a November 2 event, featuring ODC/Dance.

A Campus Divided: Progressives, Anti-Communists, Racism, and Anti-Semitism at the University of Minnesota, 1930-1942

Now open through December 22, 2017. The University of Minnesota was a microcosm of the wider political battles in the 1930s and 1940s that pitted campus anti-communism, anti-Semitism, and racism against progressive administrators, students, and faculty. Conflicts around housing, admission to professional schools, student organizations, and ideas reveal the political issues of the period and how they were central to campus life.
Girl in canoe harvesting wild rice

Why Treaties Matter

Why Treaties Matter: Self-Government in the Dakota and Ojibwe Nations is a nationally recognized, award-winning, traveling exhibit made in partnership with the Minnesota Indian Affairs Council and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian. On view Monday, September 18 through Friday, October 13, 2017 at Walter Library, 2nd Floor.

Residuals: Regan Golden and TEN X TEN

September through December 2017 In the exhibition Residuals, an artist and a landscape architecture studio test, question, and respond to the extraordinary embedded in overlooked,...

Flora and Fauna Illustrata

The exhibit “Flora and Fauna Illustrata” is open August 31 through November 15, 2017 at the Arboretum Rampway Gallery, located between the Snyder Building and Oswald Visitor Center at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.

Foraging for Sustenance

“Foraging for Sustenance,” an exhibition by Karen Gustafson, is open September 8, 2017 through February 26, 2018 at Andersen Horticultural Library at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. The exhibition is made possible through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board

Underwater

Rare books in the exhibit feature striking images of aquatic natural history, various technologies, and experiences of water and health. The exhibit is open September 11, 2017 through May 18, 2018 during regular library hours at the Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine, 568 Diehl Hall.
Theuerdank

Theuerdank: Travel, Romance, and the Art of Printing in the Holy Roman Empire, 1450-1517

October 16, 2017 through January 16, 2018. 2017 marks the 500th anniversary of Emperor Maximilian I’s epic poem, Theuerdank, a fictionalized and romanticized account of his journey to wed Mary of Burgundy. Theuerdank is a testament to the best printers and print artists of the day; its tale of romance and adventure is illustrated with marvelous woodcut prints and printed with a newly designed type font that would prove to be highly influential.