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.
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.
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,...
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,” 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
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.
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.
June 24 and 25, 2017. GLBT-History-Pavilion-at-Twin-Cities-PrideJoin the Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection in Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Studies to soak up a little history during the Twin Cities Pride Festival. Every year at the festival, archival materials are on display to provide a historical context of the GLBT community.
June 6 through September 29, 2017 This exhibition will examine a side of Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation that is often overshadowed by more standard images of Luther as heroic reformer or revolutionary theologian. Luther worked in an apocalyptic age, and his efforts to transform the religious culture of the day reflected these intellectual currents. The exhibit will highlight these aspects of Luther and his world.
May 2 through September 4, 2017. Seed and nursery catalogs have long used beautiful images to attract customers. Colorful covers and artifacts selected from Andersen Horticultural Library’s rich historic collection of 72,000 items are a testament to the beauty and research value of the collection, one of the nation’s largest.
Through July 26, 2017. This exhibit presents the decades-long work of the University’s Landscape Architecture Department to transform the Range’s mine lands into new lakes and landscapes as the foundation for a more diverse and resilient economic and community future.
View student-created work inspired by the study of self-publishing, printmaking, comics, visual communication, and generative technologies expressing alternative perspectives. Zines and other counter culture materials from the Gorman Rare Art Book Collection are also part of the exhibition.
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.
Through July 30, 2017 What: Penumbra Theatre at 40: Art, Race, and a Nation on Stage When: February 18 through July 30, 2017 Where: Minnesota History Center Hours and Directions: minnesotahistorycenter.org The...
This exhibit highlights unique engraved copper plates used to print topographic maps of Minnesota in the early 1900s, surveying and mapmaking techniques, and government documents related to the process. The plates are part of the evolution of government mapping and the history of the United States Geological Survey, from early mapping efforts to Geographic Information Systems.