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Art in the Libraries Exhibition

"Displaced: The Semiotics of Identity" is an on-site installation and digital exhibition that invites contemplation on issues of displacement, survival, and identity. Displacement is a deeply personal experience and yet implicitly collective. The exhibit is open April 21 through May 22, 2016 at Wilson Library.

Downton Abbey exhibit opens at Wangensteen Library

Extended Hours Thursday extended hours Exhibit will be open 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on May 15. Saturday extended hours Exhibit will be open 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. on...
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.

The Children’s Theatre Company at 50

The Performing Arts Archives celebrates the Children's Theatre Company's 50th Anniversary Season with a look inside the company's groundbreaking history of iconic productions, international touring, community partnerships, and educational programming. Open through May 27.
Good Vibrations by Ron Duffy

Brushed Back to Life: Healing from Illness through Intuitive Painting and Poems

Art@Bio-Med presents “Brushed Back To Life: Healing From Illness through Intuitive Painting and Poems” by artist Ron Duffy.  In this exhibit of abstract paintings and poetry, Duffy explores his own experiences living with a chronic illness. Through his work, Duffy has found a renewed zest for living that had been dulled by illness.

The Landscape Legacy of Dan Kiley

The exhibit "The Landscape Legacy of Dan Kiley" features a photo retrospective of Kiley's life and career. The exhibit is open March 25 through July 22, 2016 at the Architecture & Landscape Architecture Library, 210 Rapson Hall.
Book from Whittington Press

In Celebration of the Whittington Press

This exhibit celebrates the acquisition of the more recent records of the Whittington Press, an internationally acclaimed letterpress printer located in Gloucestershire, England that Governor Elmer L. Andersen heralded as “the outstanding press in the world.” The exhibit is open February 1 through May 13, 2016 at the T.R. Anderson Gallery, Wilson Library, fourth floor.

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.

유대감 (Fellowship): Images of American Efforts to Modernize Korea

The exhibit "유대감 (Fellowship): Images of American Efforts to Modernize Korea" is free and open to all visitors, July 1 through August 15, 2016 at Hennepin County Library – Minneapolis Central Library, Cargill Hall, 300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55401.

Elements in Material: Lost Lake Peatland to Pin Oak Prairie

Elements in Material: Lost Lake Peatland to Pin Oak Prairie, an exhibition of fiber art by Moira Bateman is on exhibit January 23 through February 23, 2015 at the Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library.
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.
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.
Poster image for Sem, Gigi, and Caricature featuring detail of Sem au Bois image: pink horse wearing make up, stockings and high heeled shoes

Sem, Gigi, and Caricature

The exhibition Sem, GiGi, and Caricature celebrates the new thirty-foot long acquisition Sem au Bois accompanied by other special collection materials contextualizing caricature during la Belle Epoque in France, and caricature expressed in the film GiGi.

‘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.
Photo of books and posters from the Bibliophilia exhibit at Hennepin Gallery

Bibliophilia: Collecting Black Books

The exhibit "Bibliophilia: Collecting Black Books," on view through February 25, 2015 at Hennepin Gallery, celebrates Black History Month and demonstrates how the act of collecting African American literature is intimately tied to placing African American history at the center of American history and culture.