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.
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.
Inspired by the remarkably vibrant and richly detailed illustrations found in rare books in the Andersen Horticultural and Wangensteen Historical Libraries, Ursula Hargens’ ceramic tiles reflect an historic natural world through a contemporary filter. The exhibit is open through February 28, 2016 at the Andersen Horticultural Library, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"Be the Curator: Art in the Libraries Exhibition Program," was conceived as part of the spring semester course Curatorial Theory and Practice: Be the Curator, under the instruction of Deborah Ultan Boudewyns. Works from this exhibit are on display at Wilson Library and the Bio-Medical Library in Diehl Hall.
The exhibit displays a lively variety of works by graphic design professor Steven McCarthy, ranging from limited edition, handmade works printed on letterpress and desktop technologies to offset books that viewers can handle.