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Mystery Into Order: Cabinets of Curiosity and the Urge to Collect with Chief Curator Bonnie Stacy (Virtual Program)
September 17 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
In this short history of showing off strange stuff, MVM Chief Curator Bonnie Stacy will examine “cabinets of curiosity,” their status as forerunners of today’s museums, the way that rich and noble Europeans used them to show off knowledge and wealth, the problems and pleasures that arise accidentally from taking things out of context, and the ways that contemporary artists have adapted this ancient idea to their own purposes. This talk complements Lucy Mitchell’s exhibition, Recollection: A Personal Museum, currently on display in the Adele H. Waggaman Community Gallery. Both Bonnie and Lucy will be available to answer questions after the talk.
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