Current exhibits

Anatomy illustrated

Anatomy Illustrated: Scientific Images and the Body at the Wangensteen Historical Library (March 2022 - September 2022)

Where: Wangensteen Historical Library, 2-340 Phillips-Wangensteen Building

Free and open to the public.

This exhibit showcases some of the most important examples of the Wangensteen’s vast collection of historical anatomical illustrations. The illustrations are reproduced at 3-4x their original size, highlighting important details about the ways they were made, used, and understood when they were produced in the 1500s-1700s. The exhibit features three of the collection’s flap anatomies, reproduced and made larger so that viewers can interact with them. 

This exhibit was inspired by the research and online exhibit that the Wangensteen did with former U of MN professor Francesca Bortoletti on the 500th anniversary of Leonardo Da Vinci’s birth. 

You can find full citations and catalog links to the volumes used in the exhibit by looking at the exhibit bibliography

Past exhibits