A Matter of Records

Although the exhibits previously held at the Gallery, such as the exhibit, "People of the Plains: 1820-1850," could never be reproduced exactly as they were first displayed, the records that were kept in planning and production can create for those who weren't able to attend, (for example, those who were not yet born...) an idea of what the exhibit might have been like.

From the UM New Service, Aug. 9, 1978 (Digital Conservancy), a news release of programming related to the exhibit was found:


Check Derby, a member of the Sioux tribe who is employed at the Pipestone National Monument, Pipestone, Minn., will demonstrate the art of pipestone carving Thursday (Aug. 11) from 1 to 2 p.m. on the plaza in front of Northrop Auditorium.


A flier announced the exhibit (dates and location) and related programming:

Free lectures poster

A contract listed objects loaned from another museum that were used in the exhibit. A photograph captures some of those objects.

various old items

Rebecca Wilson

Rebecca Wilson is a graduate student in the Master of Liberal Studies program at the University of Minnesota, completing a minor in Museum Studies. She also serves as a Visitor Services Assistant at the Weisman Art Museum.

More Like This