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Opening reception: The Nature Cabinet

Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021 - 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Location: Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery

Event Type: Public Event

Audience: Public

Phone: (401) 341-2981

"Creatures of Imagination: The Nature Cabinet" is an exhibition of artwork created by the Salve Regina community and accompanied by select specimens from the Nature Cabinet, marking the public launch of the digital humanities project salve.edu/naturecabinet. The exhibition transforms the gallery into an enlivened cabinet of curiosities and offers visitors a glimpse into the Department of Art and Art History's Nature Cabinet, a public collection of taxidermy, skulls, fossils, coral, books and natural forms permanently housed in the Antone Academic Center.

For this exhibition, a diverse range of creative work and natural forms from the collection are showcased together for the first time. Through these juxtapositions, "Creatures of Imagination" celebrates the continued use and promise of this invaluable and ever-evolving resource. It highlights the scope of the Nature Cabinet's impact on learning and growth at Salve Regina and features a full spectrum of media, including drawing, painting, graphic design, photography, ceramics and web design.