Let’s travel back to 16th century Germany when the wunderkammer (chamber of wonders) first appeared. These personal mini-museums were popular with aristocratic collectors as a way to display their favorite curiosities, art and found objects in one location, be it in a cabinet or room. The idea of a cabinet of curiosities still has a hold on us today, proven in this solo exhibition by UofL Associate Professor Mitch Eckert. His photographs of one in Kosciusko County, Indiana, reveal Egyptian artifacts, Crimean cannon balls and “mermaid tails.” It is indeed a chamber of wonders even in the modern age. Reservations are required.
Through March 5Cressman Center for Visual Arts