Mark your calendar for a special exhibition at the Foss Waterway Seaport – WUNDERKAMMER: Artifacts, False Memories and Projections, opening July 16 during the Third Thursday Art Walk, 5:30-7:30.
Renaissance voyagers sought out and collected every type of natural, cultural, scientific, and religious artifact to fill the wunderkammers, or cabinets of curiosity, of European royalty. These collections, distant precursors to today’s museums, were compendiums of fascinating objects both real and invented. Whether genuine or hoaxes, the objects served to stimulate the spirit of inquiry in the human imagination. Inspired by the wunderkammer, this exhibition embeds contemporary artworks with objects in the Seaport’s permanent collections. Some of the Northwest’s foremost artists in glass, video, ceramics, taxidermy and mixed media present work to delight and confound viewers, and suggest a collection of curiosities for the digital age.
The Foss Waterway Seaport is a heritage museum on Tacoma’s working waterfront, located in a stunningly revitalized, century-old wheat warehouse. WUNDERKAMMER: Artifacts, False Memories and Projections is made possible with support from the Tacoma Arts Commission, and the 23rd Annual Tacoma Maritime Festival. Enjoy a weekend of fun at Maritime Fest, July 18-19, at 705 Dock St. in Tacoma. Show runs through August 30, 2015. http://www.fosswaterwayseaport.org
Alice di Certo+Kyle Dillehay
Marc Dombrosky+Shannon Eakins
Sabrina Knowles+Jenny Pohlman
Mishele Dupree Winter
Opening Reception Musical Guest