This exhibit celebrates mail art — a rare, fun, and enticing form of art and print culture. Mail art became a traceable genre in the early 1960s. Artist-selected networks formed “add and pass” exchanges that resulted in visually provocative correspondence that was stamped and delivered via the United States postal system, fax machines, or computers. July 22 through September 30, 2019 at Elmer L. Andersen Library, Wallin Center, Bell Gallery (ground floor).
In August 2019 the Sherlock Holmes Collections will co-host the latest in a long and distinguished line of triennial conferences devoted to the world’s most famous consulting detective. This exhibit echoes the conference theme and will explore those places, companions, and experiences that continue to draw readers and fans to the ever expanding universe of Mr. Holmes and Dr. Watson. July 8 through October 25, 2019 at Elmer L. Andersen Library.
Minnesota is sometimes referred to as the land of 10,000 lakes and 100 countries. This exhibit celebrates the communities of New Americans who have shaped Minnesota into a strong, multicultural state. It also celebrates the International Institute of Minnesota. October 14, 2019 through January 20, 2020 at Elmer L. Andersen Library, 2nd and 3rd Floor Atrium Gallery.
Our relationship with food is complex. Food sustains us as living entities, but it also plays a key role in how we live our lives. This exhibition, and its online companion exhibit, explore the history of our relationship with food in the premodern era using sources as varied as travel narratives, art, fairy tales, sagas, and medicinal recipes. October 14, 2019 through January 31, 2020 at Elmer L. Andersen Library, Wallin Center, Bell Gallery (ground floor).
The stories of women as workers are as complex, varied, and engaging as the women themselves. Visit the contentious battleground of women in the workforce and discover the laborers, pioneers, troublemakers, and reformers documented across the Archives and Special Collections. November 11, 2019 through February 21, 2020 at Elmer L. Andersen Library, 1st Floor Main Gallery.