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RESOURCE • RETURN • RECYCLE

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What: Annual Art in Libraries Exhibit
When: Wednesday, March 9 – Friday, May 6, 2011
Where: Wilson Library
Free and open to the public

Opening Reception:
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at 5:00 p.m.
T.R. Anderson Gallery, Wilson Library

This year's Art in Libraries exhibition features a broad range of work by U of M students and faculty. The artists explore the theme RESOURCE • RETURN • RECYCLE as questions, factors, and implications to be interpreted both literally and conceptually. In this way, the exhibition reflects the condition, process, and cycle, which establish the identity of the artists' work.

Student Curators: Tonya Balik & Josh Ostraff
Faculty Advisor: Diane Katsiaficas
Project Coordinator: Deborah K. Ultan Boudewyns
Project Coordinator Intern: Shannon Klug



Visual Spaces, Literary Places

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What: Annual Gorman Rare Art Book Exhibit
When: Friday, March 11 – Friday, May 6, 2011
Where: T.R. Anderson Gallery, Wilson Library
Free and open to the public

Opening Reception:
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at 5:00 p.m.
T.R. Anderson Gallery, Wilson Library

Selections from the Francis V. Gorman Rare and Special Art Book Collection have been highlighted in annual exhibitions since 2003. These exhibitions have focused on themes such as celebrity culture, graphic design, the history of exhibition catalogs, and the ritual of reading, to suitably and beautifully reveal the rare materials in the collection. By extending the curatorship to especially appointed graduate students, the exhibits serve as a scholarly and collaborative opportunity between faculty, students, departments, and the Libraries. These curatorial contributions will be showcased in this year's retrospective.

Student Curators: Emily Sienkiewicz & Laura Wertheim
Faculty Advisor: Gabe Weisberg
Project Coordinator: Deborah K. Ultan Boudewyns
Project Coordinator Intern: Shannon Klug
Exhibit Designer: Darren Terpstra



Layering Time and Motion: Paintings and Installation by Joonja Lee Mornes

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What: Exhibit
When: Monday, February 7 through Friday, April 29, 2011
Where: Architecture & Landscape Architecture Library
Free and open to the public

Opening Reception: Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 6:00 p.m.

Artist Joonja Lee Mornes draws inspiration from watching nature in various lights through the seasons. Seasonal, temporal, and phenomenal changes were a constant part of Mornes's observations while growing up in Korea. Since then her observations have turned from the rice fields to the prairie landscape.

Selected paintings and new window installation pieces will be featured in the exhibit, Layering Time and Motion: Paintings and installation by Joonja Lee Mornes.

This exhibition is Mornes's second Cultural Community Partnership Grants Award from the Minnesota State Arts Board. The University Libraries' Architecture & Landscape Architecture Library is pleased to be the hosting partner for this exhibition.

Mornes has recently exhibited at the Phipps Center for the Arts, the Flaten Art Museum in St. Olaf College and the College of St. Benedict. Other past exhibition highlights are an installation at the MAEP Gallery in the Minneapolis Institute of Art, scenery design for a dance theater production, Cut Sleeve, at Intermedia Arts, and a group exhibition at the Katherine Nash Teaching Gallery, University of Minnesota.



The Arts of Social Justice: The Archie Givens, Sr. Collection of African American Literature

What: Exhibit
When: Tuesday, February 1 through Friday, May 20, 2011
Where: Elmer L. Andersen Library Atrium Gallery
Free and open to the public

This exhibit will explore major themes found within the Archie Givens, Sr. Collection of African American Literature.



A Heart Connects Us: The Experience of Migration and the 'Minnesota School' of Immigration History

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What: Exhibit
When: February 14 - April 8, 2011
Where: Elmer L. Andersen Library
Free and open to the public

In pursuing his dream of a collaboration that would collect immigrant letters in Europe and America, Theodore Blegen worked to reveal "grassroots history" through his scholarship at the University of Minnesota and other institutions. The Immigration History Research Center makes that dream come alive in a multi-media project that constructs emotional portraits of immigrants through Finnish, Italian, Russian, and Ukrainian letters from the IHRC's ethnic collections. The exhibit includes selections from Blegen's personal papers drawn from the collections of the University Archives.



Seed Stories: Catalogs of Life and Gardens in America

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What: Exhibit
When: Friday, January 7–Sunday, May 15, 2011
Where: Reedy Gallery and Andersen Horticultural Library, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, 3675 Arboretum Blvd, Chaska, MN 55318
hours, fees, and directions: www.arboretum.umn.edu

Seed and nursery catalogs have long used beautiful images to entice customers. Dozens of selections from Andersen Horticultural Library's rich collection of 57,000 catalogs are a testament to their research value as well as their beauty. Stories of local characters, including three Minneapolis seedswomen, regional pioneers, and colonial innovators give a more intimate look at the life and gardens surrounding these publications.