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July 15, 2007

We, Too, Are Book Artists

Curated by Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr., this exhibition "showcases the work of African American artists using the book format and related book arts to communicate humanistic responsibility, social justice, cultural consciousness and spirituality."

Minnesota Center for Book Arts at Open Book, 1011 Washington Avenue South, Minneapolis
July 21 - September 22, 2007
Free and open to the public

The Art and Work of Gaylord Schanilec, Wood Engraver, Fine Printer

A selection of books and broadsides by a leading wood engraver and fine printer.

T. R. Anderson Gallery, 4th Floor, Wilson Library, University of Minnesota
July 5 – August 31, 2007
Free and open to the public

For details see University of Minnesota Libraries Events.
See also Midnight Paper Sales, Gaylord Schanilec's web site.

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Carl Linnaeus, the Swedish Naturalist: A 300th Birthday Celebration

"This special exhibit commemorates the 300th anniversary year of renowned Swedish naturalist Carl Linnaeus (1707-1778). Among other important innovations, Linnaeus devised the naming system that is used to classify and name plants and animals. Linnaeus, unlike many scientists, became legendary in his own lifetime. The exhibit includes a number of Linnaeus’ original works plus reproductions of the plants, animals, birds, and shells that he named."

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
Through November 4, 2007; open during Arboretum hours
Free (with paid Arboretum admission) and open to the public

For details see University of Minnesota Libraries Events.

Victorian Secrets and Edwardian Enigmas: The Riddles of the Rooms of 221B Baker Street

Materials from the Sherlock Holmes Collection at the University of Minnesota Libraries.

Exhibit gallery, Elmer L. Andersen Library
Through August 20, 2007; open during library hours
Free and open to the public

For details see University of Minnesota Libraries Events.