Browse Exhibits (12 total)
The Digital Content Library recently made 3D models of pottery that had been excavated in Akhmīm, Egypt. The purpose of this pilot project was to demonstrate the application of advanced imaging technology to the study and preservation of ancient artifacts. The 3D models are interactive and can be rotated to allow objects to be seen from different angles.
During the course of this infamous march 10,000 prisoners died. The Japanese forces under General Homma Masaharu overran Luzon as MacArthur withdrew to the Bataan Peninsula and Corregidor Island. MacArthur hoped to hold the Japanese assault until reinforcements arrived, but they were not sent. President Roosevelt ordered MacArthur to escape to Australia, which he did in March 1942. General Jonathan Wainwright surrendered the Philippines on May 6 of that year, and this death march ensued.
Photographs from the Gateway District in downtown Minneapolis. This exhibit includes images from a number of departmental collections (including the Department of Art History; Department of Geography, Environment & Society; College of Design; Metropolitan Design Center) reflecting the interdisciplinary nature of the Digital Content Library.
John Archer, Professor Emeritus, Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature, traveled and photographed extensively during his teaching and research career at the University of Minnesota. His collection focuses on “buildings, cities, landscapes, places, and spaces” and includes photographs from sites as diverse as the Doggie Diner in Oakland, California, the Village of Madougou in Mali, and Durbar Square in Pātan, Nepal. Read more about John Archer and browse his collection by geographic location.
Many of the photographs of John Fraser Hart, Professor Emeritus, Department of Geography, Environment & Society, document changes in the rural landscape of the midwestern and southern United States over a period of more than 50 years. Throughout his career, Professor Hart used "case studies of people to try to bring landscapes to life." Read about some of his favorite images from the 1950s and 1960s, or listen to recordings of lectures from the last course he taught at the University of Minnesota before retiring in 2015.
This exhibit showcases photographs of China and Taiwan taken in the 1980s and 1990s by Joseph R. Allen, Professor Emeritus, Department of Asian Languages & Literatures. Read more about Professor Allen's collection and look at a selection of his favorite images which are accompanied by interpretive text.
Historypin exhibit based on photographs from the Digital Content Library taken in 1968 by John Archer, Professor Emeritus, Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature. In this exhibit, John Archer's photographs of Lower East Side Manhattan are compared with current views of the same locations, showing the significant changes that have occurred in this area of New York City since the photographs were taken nearly 50 years ago.
This exhibit includes a selection of photographs taken in Palmyra, Syria in 1972 by archaeological photographer and artist, Thomas Schrunk. These small black-and-white photographs provide an intimate look at the ruins, and they are of increased importance due to recent destruction at the site by ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) in 2015 and 2017.
This exhibition explores mud-brick mosques of Mali, their materials and stylistic elements, using photographs taken by University of Minnesota Art and Architectural Historian Emeritus John Archer in 1996. Blurring the lines between architecture and sculpture, the mud-brick masonry techniques practiced in Mali predate the arrival of Islam in the region. Within this tradition, sun-dried mud bricks held together with a mortar of mud and palm-wood beams take shape under the guidance of master masons. The baked bricks are finished in a layer of wet earth, which is refreshed regularly to heal the wounds inflicted by a season of rain. In the mosques depicted in this collection, the architectural requirements of the prayer hall, its courtyards, entryways, minarets, and mihrab have all been adapted to the demands of these traditional techniques. From the monumental mosques at Djenné and Mopti to the village mosques at Kara and Sebi, communities still come together, often annually, to refresh the mud rendering of their walls, and repair damaged brick and roof tiles, thus keeping alive vernacular architectural techniques that are more than a millennia in the making.
This exhibit presents a "Then & Now" perspective of Minneapolis by displaying photographs from the Digital Content Library collection as image overlays.
A selection of works produced over a period of fifty years by world renowned potter, Warren Mackenzie, Regents Professor Emeritus, Department of Art.
The Digital Content Library has hundreds of photographs of women's footware fashions spanning from the 18th century to the present day.