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Current Exhibits

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.
“In Between (S)P(L)ACES: Scenes from Norway and North Iceland” features artwork by Liv Valmestad. The exhibit is open December 20, 2019 – February 21, 2020 at the Architecture & Landscape Architecture Library, 210 Rapson Hall.
In conjunction with the exhibition Initial Impressions: Renaissance Type and the Grammar of Ornament at the University of Minnesota's Goldstein Museum of Design, the Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine will exhibit additional works by Geoffroy Tory and Hans Holbein.
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).
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 17, 2020 at Elmer L. Andersen Library, 2nd Floor Atrium Gallery.
The Bio-Medical library is hosting the “Yoga ON Ice” exhibit by artist Nancy Chakrin as part of its rotating Art@Bio-Med exhibit series. The exhibit features fine art metal photography prints of yoga practice at the Saint Paul Winter Carnival.

Upcoming Exhibits

Detail of goldfinches and thistles — composition and surface effects in progress

Flights of Fantasy

This fanciful exhibition of ceramic works features a flock of Minnesota birds in their habitats, playfully interpreted in abstract compositions by award-winning artist Susan Feigenbaum. The exhibit is open February 5 – May 30, 2020 at the Andersen Horticultural Library at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. The library is closed on Sundays and Mondays.
Image from rare book with ornate initial letter

Initial Impressions

In conjunction with the exhibition Initial Impressions: Renaissance Type and the Grammar of Ornament at the University of Minnesota's Goldstein Museum of Design, the Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine will exhibit additional works by Geoffroy Tory and Hans Holbein.
Seeing Child Labor exhibit poster image

Seeing Child Labor

Child labor evokes images of exploitation. And yet, it’s complicated. Through one photographer’s lens, we view children across the globe as more than just “objects” who are manipulated by adults. Though relatively powerless, they are also active subjects who see the world through their own perspectives and act on it as agents.

Past Exhibits

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