Monthly Archives: March 2018

IMSA Cabinet of Curiosities

Wunderkammern, or cabinets of curiosities, arose in mid-sixteenth-century Europe as repositories for all manner of wondrous and exotic objects. In essence these collections—combining specimens, diagrams, and illustrations from many disciplines; marking the intersection of science and superstition; and drawing on natural, manmade, and artificial worlds—can be seen as the precursors to museums.   MoMA – Museum of Modern Art

IMSA faculty jean bigger, Sarah O’Leary-Driscoll, and IMSA student Isabella Huynh-Pham have started this new exhibit by bringing in some of their own favorite oddities – and now they’re inviting you to share your weird and wonderful treasures too!

Items will be displayed in the library’s locked cabinets, under the skylights, through May 2018.

Come by the IRC and satisfy your curiosities!