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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.
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.

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.
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.
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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.

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.
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.

America’s First Gay Marriage

The fight for same-sex marriage began on May 18, 1970, when Jack Baker and Michael McConnell applied for a marriage license in Minneapolis. This exhibit explores Baker and McConnell’s efforts and the letters of support and opposition they received from around the world. The exhibit is open January 11 through April 29, 2016 at Elmer L. Andersen Library, Atrium Gallery.

Prairie Poets

May 14 through September 7, 2018 at Elmer L. Andersen Library Atrium Gallery. From Winona to Luverne, from Moorhead to Duluth, writers in Minnesota are inextricably connected. This exhibit will explore the reciprocal and often intimate relationships among writers and the role of editors and publishers in anchoring and supporting a literary community.

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.
Medical Exchanges Exhibit

Medical Exchanges: Mapping the Human Body in Japan and China

Texts from the unique and richly illustrated history of early modern medical knowledge and healing in Japan and China are on view for the first time in a fascinating exhibition from the Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine.

The Bembos of Venice

Rare manuscript and print materials from the James Ford Bell Library and the Malta Study Center of the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library at St. John's University illustrate the varied and fascinating activities of this Venetian family. The exhibit is open September 12, 2016 through January 13, 2017 at the T.R. Anderson Gallery, Wilson Library, fourth floor.

Labor in the Eyes of Artists: Zines, Scenes and In-Betweens

On view April 1 – July 18, 2014 at the T.R. Anderson Gallery, Wilson Library. This exhibition includes artist zines, posters, and other forms of aesthetically derived text/image formats that explore issues of social justice and promote social change. The materials on exhibition are from the Francis V. Gorman Collection of Rare Art Books, the Social Welfare History Archives, and the University Libraries' Special Collections.
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.