November 16 – December 8, 2012
Opening Reception: November 16, 4 – 5 pm
Curated by Danielle Berardinelli, Rebecca Deffler, Madison Desmond, Jill Duranko, Peter Flood, Emily Francisco, Devin Garnick, Joshua Griffiths, Lauren Kauffman, Rose Kell, Sara Ketelsen, Marissa Mellan, Dina Mohamed-Aly, Joanna Myers, Sean Pethybridge, Joshua Poorman, Molly Reynolds and Shane Swink.
Wonders of nature and artifice are brought together in this most unusual exhibition, The Gettysburg Cabinet. Students have curated this special show as part of a new course team-taught by professors from Biology and Art History, Kay Etheridge and Felicia Else. This exhibition recreates the Curiosity Cabinet and Chambers of Wonders from the day of the Renaissance but with items from Gettysburg College’s own rich and diverse holdings. Extraordinary objects have been selected from Special Collections, Schmucker Art Gallery, the Biology Department and other resources across campus, representing different branches of academic learning. The exhibition reveals the interdisciplinary nature of knowledge, reflecting a time when are and science intermingled.
This exhibition is supported in part by the Johnson Center for Creative Teaching and Learning, Gettysburg College.