From Wunderkammer to the Modern Museum, 1606-1884

Friday, October 4, 2013 - 09:00 to Sunday, December 15, 2013 - 17:00
Friday, October 4, 2013 - 09:00

Curated by Florence Fearrington

Modern museums and art galleries have their origins in late Renaissance European private collections of artifacts gathered for study and admiration. This exhibition documents this fascinating intersection of science and art, and explores the shift from private repositories to public institutions. The exhibition draws on Ms. Fearrington's private collection, and was previously exhibited at Harvard's Houghton Library and The Grolier Club in New York City. Florence Fearrington is a former Trustee of the College, 2000-2008.

Also on view in Burling Library: Journeys of Wonder: From Curiosity to Insight, curated by Catherine Rod and Chris Jones, with Chase Booth '16 and Sam Dunnington '14 (Department of Special Collections), September 27, 2013 – February 14, 2014.