James Ford Bell Library


The T.R. Anderson Gallery is located at the entrance to the James Ford Bell Library, Suite 472 on the 4th floor of Wilson Library. Exhibits are on view Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; evenings and weekends by appointment. The gallery is closed for all University of Minnesota holidays. Maps and Directions

Check hours for access during Spring Break 2015, March 16-20, 2015 or call ahead; we may be closed or have limited hours due to staffing shortages.

Ana Mendieta: Documents of a Life in Art

September 15, 2015 - January 15, 2016

Ana Mendieta: Documents of a Life in Art is a companion exhibition to the Nash Gallery exhibit covering the life and artistic career of Cuban native, Ana Mendieta, Covered in Time and History: The Films of Ana Mendieta. Ana Mendieta’s particular merging of sculpture, earth art and performance (Earth Body, as she termed it) stands as a unique and singular artistic expression. Her work crossed many borders including artistic and time-based disciplines; geographical and political boundaries; and the investigations of history, gender and culture. The exhibitions are co-sponsored by the Department of Art, the Department of Art History, the Department of Chicano and Latino Studies, the Department of Gender, Women’s and Sexuality Studies, the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies, the Institute of Global Studies, the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs, the University Libraries, and presented in collaboration with the Consulate of México.

Curated by Elise Armani, BFA student in the Dept of Art and Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies, in consultation with Deborah Ultan Boudewyns, the Arts & Architecture Librarian.

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Upcoming Bell Library

Our next exhibit will open June 1, 2016, featuring a special traveling show from The Malta Study Center at the Hill Museum and Manuscript Library at St. John's University, Collegeville, MN: Knights, memory and the Siege of 1565: An Exhibition on the 450th Anniversary of the Great Siege of Malta. The exhibit will feature materials from the Bell Library as well as from the collections at St. John's; it closes August 19, 2016.

The Bembos of Venice: Merchants, Diplomats, and a Knight of Malta will run September 12, 2016 through January 13, 2017. This will be a joint exhibition of the James Ford Bell Library and the Hill Museum and Manuscript Library. A lecture series will be tied to the exhibit during fall 2016 that will include the annual James Ford Bell Lecture and others.

Framing Humanity Past and Present: Celebrating 100 Years of Anthropology at the University of Minnesota is a panel exhibition that will run in the Elmer L. Andersen Library Atrium Gallery from November 7, 2016 through March 24, 2017. This is a joint project of Bell Curator Marguerite Ragnow and Liaison Librarian Nancy Herther featuring materials from the Bell collection and the archives of the Department of Anthropology.

O. Meredith Wilson Library
309 19th Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55455
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