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Past Exhibits


Seed Stories: The Minnesota Chapter

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.
The Laurentian Vision: A New Legacy for Minnesota’s Mining Region

The Laurentian Vision: A New Legacy for Minnesota’s Mining Region

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.

Protest Publishing and Art

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.

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.
Penumbra Theatre at 40

Penumbra Theatre at 40

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: The exhibit features materials from the University Libraries' Givens Collection of African...
Copper Plate of Map of Minnesotavideo

Engraved in Copper: The Art of Mapping Minnesota

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.

What the Fluxus?

What the Fluxus is a two-part exhibition celebrating the visual, literary, and performing artists that traversed an internationally critical cultural and political period during the 1960s.

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,...

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.
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 Beauty That Requires Health: Four Landscapes

The exhibition features artist Regina Flanagan’s longitudinal study of four landscapes in transition: a floodplain forest; an old-growth big woods forest; an oak savanna; and the aftermath of a major fire in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. The exhibit is open September 12 through December 16, 2016.
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.
Schwartz Homestead

Sticks, Straw, and Mud: Jewish Settlers in the Upper Midwest

Sticks, Straw, and Mud: Jewish Settlers in the Upper Midwest is an exhibit tha texplores not only the universal perils of frontier homesteading, but the challenges of doing so as a religious and cultural minority, which ultimately shaped the successes and failures of these Jewish pioneers.

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.

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.
From DNA to Beer Exhibit

From DNA to Beer: Harnessing Nature in Medicine & Industry

“From DNA to Beer” explores some of the processes, problems, and potential inherent in technologies that use microorganisms for health and commercial purposes. Over the past two centuries, scientists, in partnership with industry, have developed techniques using and modifying life forms like yeast, molds, and bacteria, to create a host of new therapies and produce better foods and beverages.

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