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.

Now Showing: Sphere of Existence

April 27, 2015 through August 19, 2015

The exhibition Sphere of Existence celebrates the merging of modern art with traditional printmaking techniques inspired by the Bell Library's famous 1507 globe gores. The first map to use the name “America,” produced in 1507 by Martin Waldseemüller, reflected his world view based on reports of the expeditions of Columbus and Vespucci. In 2014, 20 artists and printmakers from around the world were invited to participate in a portfolio exchange and express their relationship ­– their “sphere of existence” – with the world. This exhibit features their original contemporary prints, created using the format and dimensions of Waldseemüller’s globe gores and many of the printmaking technologies employed by Waldseemüller and his contemporaries.

Exhibit Curator: Margaret Borg, James Ford Bell Library
Portfolio Organizer and Curator: James Boyd Brent, College of Design
Exhibition Designer: Darren Terpstra
Design Installation: Andrew Nelson

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Our next exhibit will open June 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.

O. Meredith Wilson Library
309 19th Ave. S.
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