New Cargill Gallery exhibit: Storied Leaves

Travel through time and across the globe as you explore the library's rare Art Book Collection. This vibrant exhibit showcases art from six continents—Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Europe, and Oceania—spanning ancient to contemporary times. Produced between 1850 and 1950, the works in this exhibit are leaves from folios, or individual pages contained within portfolios. Most have been carefully hand-printed, stenciled or hand-colored. Delve into the stories of these unique prints to learn how this remarkable collection came to be at Minneapolis Central Library, gain insights into the art and craft of printing, and be inspired to connect with art at your library.

This exhibit, curated by Heather Carroll and Maya Powell, will be on display at the Cargill Gallery, located on the second floor of Minneapolis Central Library, from October 4 through November 29, 2023. This program is funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Block printing workshop

The library will host a Block Printing Workshop from 1:30 – 4 p.m. Saturday, November 4. Learn more about the workshop and register to participate.

Related reading

Learn more about world art history, book history, and the themes and techniques represented in this exhibit with books at your library.