Exhibits

Current exhibits

Rare book that shows ornate initial letter

Initial Impressions: Renaissance Type and the Grammar of Ornament (January 25 — May 17, 2020)

Where: Wangensteen Historical Library, 568 Diehl Hall (directions and parking).

Hours: Open during regular library hours (Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) and by appointment.

Free and open to the public.

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. These 16th century artists specialized in typography and the creation of ornate initial capitals showcasing narrative or decorative scenes. Curated by Sara Williams in collaboration with Bill Moran.

Past exhibits