Guided Tour of 'Roots to Healing' exhibit

  • 03 Aug 2017
  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Northrop gallery, Minneapolis


  • Free to members and guests

Registration is closed

GRC group viewing of the 'Roots to Healing' exhibit at Northrop with a personal tour led by Lisa Aston Philander, Curator, CBS Conservatory

Thursday, August 3, at 1:00 p.m.                                  Northrop Auditorium, 84 Church Street SE., Minneapolis

Meet in the 4th floor gallery.  Tour will last approximately one hour.

Surdyk's Cafe is in the building, open 8 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

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Roots to Healing: A brief survey of the past, present and future of plant-based remedies in Minnesota

We depend on plants for our well-being.  Our story is inextricably linked to theirs through the food, fiber, medicine and other benefits they provide.  Roots to Healing, an exhibition organized by the College of Biological Sciences Conservatory, invites you to consider the historical, cultural, scientific and economic value of a handful of plants from around the globe that have taken root in Minnesota --  from the commonplace plantain to the rare Lady’s Slipper orchid or the controversial Cannabis.

Exhibition Highlights:

Plant connections with cultural groups within Minnesota including Hmong, Indian, Chinese, Russian, Native American, Hawaiian and Mexican.

Two triptychs (six prints) by international artist Andrea Carlson, which draw on her own connection to Minnesota and her Ojibwe heritage.

A Medicine Wheel created by Native American Medicine Garden coordinator Cante Suta-Francis Bettelyoun.

Herbarium specimens from the University of Minnesota Herbarium, and Historical Artist Renderings of Plants from the Wangensteen Historical Library.

Our Tour Guide:  Lisa Aston Philander, Ph.D, is currently Curator at the College of Biological Sciences Conservatory, University of Minnesota.  She has expertise in Horticulture, Community-Based Conservation, and Ethnomedicine.

The College of Biological Sciences Conservatory houses the region’s most diverse collection of plants from around the world organized by biome or environment.  The collections are a critical teaching tool vividly demonstrating plant evolution.

Located on the fourth floor of Northrop, the Gallery connects the east and west lobby areas.

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