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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.

America’s First Gay Marriage

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.
Botanical illustration (left) provided inspiration Hagens' colorful finished tile (right).

A Gathering of Flowers

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.
Crosscurrents exhibit image

Crosscurrents: Harmut Austen and Mary Kim

This exhibition showcases the work of Hartmut Austen, Assistant Professor in the Department of Art, and his colleague from Germany, Mary Kim. Their work is a refined investigation of design, space, and architecture.
Portrait of Diego Velasquez de Cuellar

‘Something About Cuba’

"Something about Cuba" is an exhibit of books and other library material at the University of Minnesota Libraries, highlighting its collections on Cuban history, literature, art, and music.
Original Graywolf Press Logo Mock Up

Graywolf Press: A World of Voices

The University of Minnesota Libraries will display "the best of the best" of Graywolf Press’ books, manuscripts, editorial work, correspondence, and ephemera dating back to 1974 at an exhibit that runs October 26 through December 31, 2015.

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.

Joel Carter & Karen Gustafson: Art, Science, and the Natural World

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

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.
Wangensteen exhibit photo

Bodies and Spirits

From 16th-century recipes to Louis Pasteur’s groundbreaking microbial investigations of fermentation, this exhibit explores the historical health and medical relevance of beer, wine, spirits, and more.
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.

Interior/Exterior: Portraits of the Major Arcana

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.

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.
Reedy Gallery Exhibit, K Is for Kiss-Me-Over-the-Garden-Gate

K Is for 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. This upcoming exhibit at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Reedy Gallery opens May 23, 2015.

Be the Curator: Art in the Libraries and Art @ Bio-Med

"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.
Books designed by Steven McCarthy

Author as Designer: 30 Years of Books by Steven McCarthy

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.

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