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September 2017

Reflections on ‘A Campus Divided’

September 13 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120, 222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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Political battles raged at the University of Minnesota from the 1930s to the early 1940s between students and administrators. The campus was divided over issues, which included racial and economic equality, opposition to war, and student rights. “Reflections on ‘A Campus Divided: Progressives, Anti-Communists, Racism, and Antisemitism at the University of Minnesota, 1930-1942’” takes place September 13, 2017, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at Elmer L. Andersen Library.

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Artist Talk & Reception: Karen Gustafson

September 19 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Andersen Horticultural Library, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, 3675 Arboretum Drive
Chaska, MN 55318 United States
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The artist talk for the exhibit “Foraging for Sustenance” is open to the public and will provide an overview of how the project evolved and of the artist’s drawing process. The event takes place September 19, 2017, 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. at Andersen Horticultural Library at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.

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Residuals: Regan Golden and Maura Rockcastle

September 27 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library, 210 Rapson Hall, 89 Church St. S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Please join us September 27 for the exhibit opening celebration of Residuals: Regan Golden and Maura Rockcastle. In the exhibition, artist Regan Golden works with the landscape architecture studio Ten x Ten, to test, question, and respond to the extraordinary embedded in overlooked, liminal spaces of the city.

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The 54th James Ford Bell Lecture

September 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Open Book, 1011 South Washington Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55415 United States
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Betty Bright

Writer, curator, and historian Betty Bright will deliver the 54th James Ford Bell Lecture on September 28, 2017 at the Target Performance Hall at Open Book, 1011 South Washington Ave., in Minneapolis. 

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October 2017

Performing the Archive: At Buffalo, The Creation of a New American Musical

October 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Coffman Theater, 300 Washington Ave. S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Amma Ghartey-Tagoe Kootin, Ph.D. creates artistic works based on archival research and writes about late 19th-century black performance. At Buffalo dramatizes the 1901 Pan-American Exposition and the vastly different portrayals of African-Americans created entirely through archival materials. Join us Thursday, October 5, 2017, 7:00 p.m. at Coffman Theater for the season opener of the Friends Forum: A Series for Curious Minds.

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First Fridays: October 2017

October 6 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120, 222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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The Archives and Special Collections at the University of Minnesota contains more stories of nice and not-so-nice Minnesotans than you can shake a Pronto Pup at. From the selfless and heroic local innovators and activists to the insular recidivists throughout its history, Minnesota’s historical extremes will be highlighted in the 2017-2018 First Fridays season.

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Annual Carl Sheppard Memorial Lecture in Medieval Art History

October 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120, 222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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Elizabeth S. Bolman, Professor of Art History at the Tyler School of Art, Temple University, will be the featured speaker at the Annual Carl Sheppard Memorial Lecture in Medieval Art History on October 6, 2017, 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. at the University of Minnesota's Elmer L. Andersen Library.

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Byzantine Studies Talk

October 7 @ 5:45 pm - 7:30 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120, 222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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Fr Columba Stewart

Join us Saturday, October 7, 2017, at 5:45 p.m. to hear from Rev. Columba Stewart at the Byzantine Studies Talk at Elmer L. Andersen Library, room 120. This event is free and open to the public. 

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Faculty Book Celebration

October 12 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wilson Library, 309 19th Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Please join us October 12 in Wilson Library for a celebration of recent book publications by faculty in the Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Professional Programs!

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The 75th Anniversary of The Poky Little Puppy and Little Golden Books

October 12 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120, 222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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Join us October 12 in celebrating the 75th Anniversary of The Poky Little Puppy and Little Golden Books with children’s literature historian Leonard Marcus and editor Diane Muldrow.

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November 2017

First Fridays: November 2017

November 3 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120, 222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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The Archives and Special Collections at the University of Minnesota contains more stories of nice and not-so-nice Minnesotans than you can shake a Pronto Pup at. From the selfless and heroic local innovators and activists to the insular recidivists throughout its history, Minnesota’s historical extremes will be highlighted in the 2017-2018 First Fridays season.

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‘Sneakerheadz’ Film Screening

November 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Northrop, 84 Church St. S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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The film “Sneakerheadz” examines the cultural influence of sneaker collecting around the world and delves into a subculture whose proud members don’t just want to admire art, they want to wear it. The screening takes places Thursday, November 16, 7:00 p.m. at Northrop. Sponsored by Umbra Search, the Givens Collection, and the Institute for Advanced Study.

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The Singular Case of Sherlock Holmes in Minnesota

November 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sherlock Holmes is not just a character on PBS!  He made quite a mark in Minnesota during his career as the world's foremost detective. Learn how Holmes first came to the state in 1894 and returned for six more adventures. And why the great detective remains very much a presence in Minnesota today via the magnificent Sherlock Holmes Collections at the University of Minnesota Libraries. This event features author Larry Millett and our own Sherlock Holmes' curator, Tim Johnson!

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December 2017

First Fridays: December 2017

December 1 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120, 222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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The Archives and Special Collections at the University of Minnesota contains more stories of nice and not-so-nice Minnesotans than you can shake a Pronto Pup at. From the selfless and heroic local innovators and activists to the insular recidivists throughout its history, Minnesota’s historical extremes will be highlighted in the 2017-2018 First Fridays season.

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January 2018

A Feast of Words

January 25, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Campus Club, 403 Coffman Memorial Union; 300 Washington Ave. S.E.
Minneapolis, 55455 United States
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Join us January 25, 2018 for A Feast of Words, with historian Ann Waltner at the University of Minnesota Campus Club. Hear how Waltner's scholarship fuels the imagination and how her work outside the classroom informs her teaching and writing.

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