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Current Exhibits

“Drawn to Health: Bodies and Medicine in Popular Visual Culture” explores the historical and contemporary use of visual narratives to communicate about health, featuring collections held at both the Wangensteen Historical Library and the Children’s Literature Research Collections. Visit this exhibit now through December 29, 2022.
“The Eyes See What the Heart Feels: From the Archives of Photographer & Painter Adger Cowans” takes a sweeping retrospective look at the life and work of photographer and painter Adger Cowans. Materials from his archives display key thematic moments from the late 1950s to the present including water studies, jazz portraits, Hollywood portraits, and street scenes. Also featured are a selection of paintings and the production archives of the autobiographical artists’ book published out of a collaboration between Cowans and 21st Editions that reveals the spiritual nature of this master photographer and painter. The exhibit is open Sept. 12, 2022 through Jan. 31, 2023 at Elmer L. Andersen Library.

Upcoming Exhibits

Becoming Greenlanders

Although Greenland appeared to be uninhabited to the Vikings at the time they first set foot on its shores, its earlier history is one of repeated waves of immigration. From the 12th century CE, this pattern of immigration returned. This exhibition looks at what it means to be considered “indigenous,” and where later immigrants fit into this rich history. “Becoming Greenlanders: A Premodern Immigration Story” is open in summer 2022 through Feb. 3, 2023 at Elmer L. Andersen Library, Wallin Center, Bell Room Gallery.

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