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Date:
September 15, 2017
Time:
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Location:
Address:
1111 East Brookside Drive
Springfield, MO 65807
Contact:
(417) 837-5700
Cost:
Free and open to the public

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Wonder Rooms: Ozark Collections Opening Reception

Friday, September 15, 2017

Please join us for a reception celebrating the opening of "Wonder Rooms: Ozark Collections." Modern day museums developed out of two apparently basic aspects of human nature - our curiosity and our desire to collect. Early collections were arranged and contained within private homes in rooms referred to as cabinets. These collections usually included a wide range of objects from taxidermy to paintings and sculpture. As their popularity grew, they began to be called wonder or curiosity cabinets, from the German "wunderkammer." "Wonder Rooms" examines this human desire to collect, with a specific focus on private collections in Southwest Missouri, in order to discover the underlying stories and driving impulses behind collecting. The exhibit will present representative works from a number of local collections, and will feature a wide range of media arranged in 'rooms,' including ceramics, photography, outsider art, local art, furniture, prints, and drawings.