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Published on July 14th, 2015 | by Editorial Staff

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WUNDERKAMMER: Artifacts, False Memories and Projections opens July 18 at the Foss Waterway Seaport

From curator Lisa Kinoshita’s website:

“The Renaissance wunderkammer, or cabinet of curiosities, was a gallery of natural specimens, cultural artifacts, scientific instruments, anthropological objects, and unclassifiable oddities first amassed by seafaring explorers for European royalty.

“The contents of such galleries (many of them fakes) offered an overall picture of lands just starting to appear on the map of the known world. Over time, as such material was organized and classified, the wunderkammer became the precursor to the modern museum. In this show, 19 contemporary artists envision objects for a wunderkammer of the digital age, a time when boundaries have been all but exhausted. Or have they?

“Some of the featured artworks will be presented in a gallery setting, others will be embedded in the museum’s permanent collections for visitors to discover. “

WUNDERKAMMER exhibition poster by Jessica Spring

WUNDERKAMMER exhibition poster by Jessica Spring

Join the featured artists and curator on July 16, 5:30-7:30 pm at the exhibition opening and reception. This free event is a part of the kickoff to the annual Maritime Fest (July 18-19) features live music and refreshments.

Artists include: David Blakesley, Justin Gibbens, Marc Dombrosky/Shannon Eakins, Chuck Iffland, Alice Di Certo/Kyle Dillehay, Steve Jensen, Alexander Keyes, Lisa Kinoshita, Nicholas Nyland, Jenny Pohlman/Sabrina Knowles, Holly Senn, Jessica Spring, Brent Watanabe, Mishele Dupree Winter, and Robert Zinkevich.  Read more about each artist on Lisa’s site here.

A collage of the poster created for the show by Jessica Spring will be the featured Post Defiance background in certain weeks until August 30, 2015.

WUNDERKAMMER: Artifacts, False Memories and Projections
Opening July 16, 5:30-7:30, during the Third Thursday Art Walk
On display at the Foss Waterway Seaport Maritime Museum through August 30, 2015

Foss Waterway Seaport, a vintage warehouse revitalized by Olson-Kundig Architects. Courtesy photo

Foss Waterway Seaport, a vintage warehouse revitalized by Olson-Kundig Architects. Courtesy photo

705 Dock Street, Tacoma, WA 98402
Open Wednesday -Saturday 10 am to 4 pm
Sunday noon – 4pm

Admission
WUNDERKAMMER Opening and Maritime Fest are FREE

Admission through August 30
Free Seaport members, Children under 5 years old
$8  Adults
$5 Children (5+), Students, Military, and Seniors (62+)

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