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Past Exhibits

Reedy Gallery Exhibit, K Is for Kiss-Me-Over-the-Garden-Gate

K Is for Kiss-Me-Over-the-Garden-Gate

From apples to zinnias, stunning images in this horticultural alphabet highlight Andersen Horticultural Library’s special collections of vintage seed catalogs, treasured rare books, and 19th-century garden magazines. This upcoming exhibit at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Reedy Gallery opens May 23, 2015.

Exploring Minnesota’s Natural History

This exhibit introduces the many individuals who documented and studied Minnesota’s natural environment between the 1870s and 1940s and showcases our natural wonders.

Interior/Exterior: Portraits of the Major Arcana

The iconography of the tarot deck has been a source of inspiration for Art Institute International photography student, Madalyn Rowell. For this series of portraits, Rowell used familiar faces and matched them with particular tarot cards. The exhibit "Interior/Exterior: Portraits of the Major Arcana" is on view July 17 through September 17, 2015 at the Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library, 210 Rapson Hall, 89 Church St. S.E.
Radiation Diva – Jill Stanton, by Barbara Porwit. 43" x 36" Oil on canvas, 2013. (Photo by Doug Webb)

Breast Cancer Superhero Portrait Project

Inspired by close friends undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatments, Barbara Porwit saw women turning health challenges into personal power. The concept for her Breast Cancer Superhero Project emerged. For this series of portraits, Porwit engages individuals in experiencing the power of positive emotions to affect a positive outcome.
Wangensteen exhibit photo

Bodies and Spirits

From 16th-century recipes to Louis Pasteur’s groundbreaking microbial investigations of fermentation, this exhibit explores the historical health and medical relevance of beer, wine, spirits, and more.
Ana Mendieta: Documents of a Life in Art

Ana Mendieta: Documents of a Life in Art

Ana Mendieta: Documents of a Life in Art is a companion exhibition to the Nash Gallery exhibit covering the life and artistic career of Cuban native, Ana Mendieta, Covered in Time and History: The Films of Ana Mendieta. Ana Mendieta’s particular merging of sculpture, earth art and performance (Earth Body, as she termed it) stands as a unique and singular artistic expression. Her work crossed many borders including artistic and time-based disciplines; geographical and political boundaries; and the investigations of history, gender and culture.

Joel Carter & Karen Gustafson: Art, Science, and the Natural World

This exhibition features the work of two local artists whose photographs and drawings are inspired by nature and science. It is a companion exhibit to Sustainable Acts: Mother Earth's Embrace, a joint exhibition of art devoted to the intersection of the arts and sciences.

People on the Move

Founded in 1965, the Immigration History Research Center & Archives is the oldest and largest institution devoted to preserving and understanding immigration experiences. Visit our 50th anniversary exhibit to explore ideas of immigration and race and ethnicity.

Invasive: Photographs by David Luke

Envisioning the Ecological Transformation of the Boundary Waters What: Invasive: Envisioning the Ecological Transformation of the Boundary Waters When: January 9 through February 19, 2017 Where: Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library About the Exhibit David Luke's body of work, Invasive,...
Iron Pour t-shirt from the Wayne Potratz Archive..

Wayne Potratz Archive

This exhibit recognizes the significant work and impact of Professor Emeritus Wayne Potratz. Potratz started the Iron Pour events at the University of Minnesota in 1969. April 22 through May 17, 2019 at Wilson Library, fourth floor.

Exhibit: Sherlock Holmes Through Time and Place

What: Sherlock Holmes: Through Time and Place When: July 11 - September 27, 2013 Where: Elmer L. Andersen Library & T.R. Anderson Gallery, 4th floor of Wilson Library Andersen Library: Hours and location T.R. Anderson Gallery, Wilson Library: Hours and location Free and...
Botanical illustration (left) provided inspiration Hagens' colorful finished tile (right).

A Gathering of Flowers

Inspired by the remarkably vibrant and richly detailed illustrations found in rare books in the Andersen Horticultural and Wangensteen Historical Libraries, Ursula Hargens’ ceramic tiles reflect an historic natural world through a contemporary filter. The exhibit is open through February 28, 2016 at the Andersen Horticultural Library, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.

‘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.

Getting to Truths: An Exhibition featuring zines from the Marshall Weber Culture Wars Zine...

Through October 7, 2014 What: Getting to Truths: An Exhibition featuring zines from the Marshall Weber Culture Wars Zine Collection 1976-2013 When: September 17 through October 7, 2014 Where: Architecture Library Hours: Monday through Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 9:00...
Images of mosquitos from exhibit


"Bitten! Climate Change & Insect-Borne Disease," a traveling exhibit from Yale University's Peabody Museum of Natural History, will be featured at the University of Minnesota Libraries' Natural Resources Library March 28 through April 29, 2016.

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.

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