Curious Gallery is back with an arts festival of the wunderkammer revival this weekend, January 10-11, 2015 at the Crowne Plaza (1441 NE 2nd Avenue).
Long before public museums became a feature of many cities, private citizens in Europe and elsewhere formed their own extensive collections of scientific specimens and cultural artifacts meant to educate and inspire their beholders. A longtime collector of natural history specimens, Portland artist and author Lupa wanted to increase awareness and appreciation of wunderkammern (“wonder cabinets”), or cabinets of curiosity, and their eclectic contents. Curious Gallery is the result, a weekend featuring an art show, exhibits, presentations, hands-on workshops, and special programming for lovers of taxidermy, natural wonders, and strange treasures old & new.
This second annual show includes exhibits and workshops, vendors, and door prizes! Visit the website for a detailed schedule and list of participating artists and presenters. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door.
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