Friday Night Fun: Naturally Curious, Feb. 2

Visit the exhibition Cabinet of Curiosities: Photographs and Specimens and create your own dimensional box sculpture complete with images of interesting items from the natural world.

The exhibition, Cabinet of Curiosities: Photography & Specimens is loosely based around the 16th and 17th century concept of the Cabinet of Curiosities. Precursors to the modern museum, these Cabinets were assembled by their owners to reflect the intense fascination with the marvelous, unusual, unexpected, exotic, extraordinary, or rare.

This show examines what a photographic Cabinet of Curiosities might look like. It includes examples ranging from the very tiny (snowflakes and microscopic mites) to the very distant (telescopic image of the surface of the moon). It includes examples that cannot be seen with the naked eye of living things (x-rays) and of the deceased (skeletons of differing animal species). It explores the exotic (carmine bee eater) and the unusual (pulled teeth from the collection of Peter the Great).

Friday, February 1, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Ages 6-12 with an adult
$40 per adult-child pair. Museum members receive a 20% discount.

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
4525 Oak
Kansas City, MO
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Visit http://https://peo.nelson-atkins.org/show.asp for tickets.

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