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Exhibits from @umnlib

Current Exhibits

August 14 through November 30, 2017. The University of Minnesota was a microcosm of the wider political battles in the 1930s and 1940s that pitted campus anti-communism, anti-Semitism, and racism against progressive administrators, students, and faculty. Conflicts around housing, admission to professional schools, student organizations, and ideas reveal the political issues of the period and how they were central to campus life.
June 6 through September 29, 2017 This exhibition will examine a side of Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation that is often overshadowed by more standard images of Luther as heroic reformer or revolutionary theologian. Luther worked in an apocalyptic age, and his efforts to transform the religious culture of the day reflected these intellectual currents. The exhibit will highlight these aspects of Luther and his world.
May 2 through September 4, 2017. Seed and nursery catalogs have long used beautiful images to attract customers. Colorful covers and artifacts selected from Andersen Horticultural Library’s rich historic collection of 72,000 items are a testament to the beauty and research value of the collection, one of the nation’s largest.

Upcoming Exhibits

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‘In Their Own Words’: The Tretter Transgender Oral History Project

October 13, 2017 through January 31, 2018. This exhibit highlights the diversity, resilience, and creativity of the Trans* and Gender Non-conforming community in Minneapolis and throughout the Upper Midwest, through images, storytelling, film, and critical conversations. The content draws from material in the Tretter Collection and the Transgender Oral History Project currently underway.

Flora and Fauna Illustrata

The exhibit “Flora and Fauna Illustrata” is open August 31 through November 15, 2017 at the Arboretum Rampway Gallery, located between the Snyder Building and Oswald Visitor Center at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.

Foraging for Sustenance

“Foraging for Sustenance,” an exhibition by Karen Gustafson, is open September 8, 2017 through February 26, 2018 at Andersen Horticultural Library at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. The exhibition is made possible through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board

Residuals: Regan Golden and Maura Rockcastle

September through December 2017 In the exhibition Residuals, an artist and a landscape architecture studio test, question, and respond to the extraordinary embedded in overlooked,...
Theuerdank

Theuerdank: Travel, Romance, and the Art of Printing in the Holy Roman Empire, 1450-1517

October 16, 2017 through January 16, 2018. 2017 marks the 500th anniversary of Emperor Maximilian I’s epic poem, Theuerdank, a fictionalized and romanticized account of his journey to wed Mary of Burgundy. Theuerdank is a testament to the best printers and print artists of the day; its tale of romance and adventure is illustrated with marvelous woodcut prints and printed with a newly designed type font that would prove to be highly influential.

Underwater

Rare books in the exhibit feature striking images of aquatic natural history, various technologies, and experiences of water and health. The exhibit is open September 11, 2017 through May 18, 2018 during regular library hours at the Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine, 568 Diehl Hall.

Past Exhibits