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Past Exhibits

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.

Vanished Landscapes: European Life, Landscapes and Architecture before the First World War

On view June 9 - September 17, 2014. Photochroms--a photographic form of chromolithography that produces colorized images from black-and white negatives--were immensely popular in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Millions of prints were produced depicting thousands of scenes from around the world.

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.
Peter Christian Johnson, Lava and Ice

Geologic Shift: Nine Ceramicists

View the work of nine ceramic artists. Their work takes advantage of the unpredictable nature of working in clay. January 24 to April 5, 2019 at Wilson Library, fourth floor.
Reedy Gallery Exhibit, K Is for Kiss-Me-Over-the-Garden-Gate

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. The exhibit is open July 12 through October 28, 2016 at the Elmer L. Andersen Library Atrium Gallery.

Portraits in Context of Place

The exhibit “Portraits in Context of Place” features the photographs of Mark E. Jensen and takes place February 24 through July 14, 2017 at the Architecture & Landscape Architecture Library, University of Minnesota, 210 Rapson Hall.

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.

The Best from Pen and Press

June 4 through September 14, 2018 at Elmer L. Andersen Library Gallery and Wallin Gallery. Libraries, archives, museums, historical societies, other cultural heritage institutions, and private collectors are invited to participate in a state-wide exhibition of global treasures from Minnesota’s book and manuscript collections. The exhibits will focus on the “best” rare and unique books and manuscripts drawn from Minnesota institutions and individuals.

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...
Botanical illustration of the cannabis plant.

Roots to Healing

This exhibit examines the intersection of culture, medicinal plants, and current research. It invites viewers to consider the value of ten plants that have taken root in Minnesota. The exhibit opens January 8 at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum's Andersen Horticultural Library.

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.

Knights, Memory, & the Siege of 1565

This traveling exhibition from the Malta Study Center of the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library commemorates the 16th-century siege of the island of Malta by the Ottoman Turks. Materials from the James Ford Bell Library and the Wilson Rare collection are included. The exhibit is open June 1 through August 19, 2016 at the T.R. Anderson Gallery, Wilson Library, fourth floor.

‘The Job Is Never Done’: Fifty Years of Documenting Social Welfare History

“The Job Is Never Done” celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Social Welfare History Archives, founded in 1964 by University of Minnesota Emeritus Professor, Clarke Chambers.
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.

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.

Body and Self

The Bio-Medical Library is hosting Body and Self by Emily Beron as the next installment in its rotating Art@Bio-Med exhibition series. This exhibit highlights two of Beron's watercolor series - Regress and Skin. Her paintings explore themes of the quiet daily battles each one of us go through, big or small.

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