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Roots to Healing

Every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., and Sun. from March 9-Jan. 31
Time Varies
Art, Galleries

One of the keys to health and longevity, many experts agree, is consuming a plant-based diet. Done. But plants are also essential ingredients in nearly every aspect of lives, including our vices (where do you think booze and cigarettes come from?), our clothing (we’re not talking about Quiana), and medicine (including cannabis). In this exhibition, organized by the College of Biological Sciences Conservatory, plant-based remedies created in Minnesota are on display. Focusing on just several key plants (including cannabis, but also the lovely and rare Lady’s Slipper orchid), the show examines the historical, cultural, scientific, and economic value these plants — having taken root in Minnesota — bring to our lives. During the opening, two performance companies, Ananya Dance Theatre and LOTT, will showcase original compositions created in honor of, and inspired by, the exhibition.