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B-Ball Autographs

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

A circular felt sign printed with a basketball and yellow text reading “GOLDEN GOPHERS / WOMEN’S HOOPS/ 05/06″ below a printed University of Minnesota logo. The sign is autographed in black permanent marker by coaches and players from the 2005-2006 basketball season.

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Memorial Quilt

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

A memorial quilt made for Margaret Hill, member of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, in 2009. The quilt was created by two of her students, Jackie Anderson and Cecelia Olson. The rectangular machine-quilted quilt includes 15 color photo-transferred images showing Hill either teaching or working on basketry and beadwork projects and also illustrating her finished work.

For more information or to purchase a photograph of this item, view this quilt in our collections database.

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Rolling Pin

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

A ribbed rolling pin with paper label, made in Newfolden, Minnesota, and retailed at Ingebretsen’s.

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Wine Helper

Tuesday, December 27th, 2016

A promotional item from Target consisting of two concentric paper discs, used for pairing wines with food items sold at Target. The outer disc lists 8 types of wine, the inner disc 8 food items. Inner disc is rotated to pair a food item with a wine, and a rating for that paring is revealed in a small slot on the inner disc. 2002.

For more information or to purchase a photograph of this item, view this disc in our collections database.

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Ceramic Sculpture

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016


An incised ceramic sculpture titled “Relationship” made by Dan and Lee Ross of Hovland, Minnesota, circa 2000.

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Skeleton Gloves

Monday, October 31st, 2016

A pair of lace gloves titled “27 bones” designed by Kathleen Richert. Part of Minnesota State Fair Art Exhibit in 2001. Happy Halloween!

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Dem Bumper Sticker

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

A Democratic bumper sticker with American Sign Language spelling the word “VOTE”, circa 2002.

For more information or to purchase a photograph of this item, view this sticker in our collections database.

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Paper Pile

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

An oil on panel painting titled “Paper Pile, Mist; Rock-Tenn Recycling Plant” made by Minnesota artist Michael Kareken in 2007.

For more information about this item, view this painting in our collections database.

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Wellstone Sign

Monday, July 25th, 2016

A campaign sign for Democratic candidate Paul Wellstone, who ran for United States Senate against Republican candidate Norman Coleman, 2002.

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Twined Bag

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

A twined woven bag with multi-colored stripes of red, yellow, blue and black, and lined with batik cotton. It features a warp of torn fabric strips and bast fiber that create a fringe, an interior pocket and woven straps. Made by Somali elder weaver, Holden in 2007.

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