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The Gettysburg Cabinet
Introduction to the Gettysburg Cabinet
African Masks - Molly Reynolds
Anatomical Models-Danielle Berardinelli
The Bather - Peter Flood
Bible - Jill Duranko
Break-circuit Chronometer - Sean Pethybridge
Capuchin Monkey Skeleton - Joanna Myers
Chinese Jade Carvings - Josh Griffiths
Coral and Sea Stars - Rebecca Deffler
Dutch Maps - Josh Poorman
Faith Painting - Emily Francisco
Fish - Shane Swink
Fossils - Sara Ketelsen
Fossil Artifacts -Dina Mohamed-Aly
Fossils & Painting - Lauren Kauffman
Insects - Devin Garnick
Mercury Statue - Marissa Mellan
Native American Portraits - Madison Desmond
Reptilian Skeletons - Rose Kell
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Wonders of nature and artifice: the Renaissance quest for knowledge
in the Fall of 2012 this interdisciplinary course explores the quest for knowledge undertaken by Renaissance naturalists and collectors, whose wonders of nature and artifice were displayed in elaborate gardens, illustrated books and remarkable cabinets of curiosities. Students examine the influence of mercantile trade and geographic exploration and the role of art, print culture and innovations in technologies. We look at how the collections of political rulers, such as the Hapsburgs and the Medici, expressed their personalities, ambitions and power, as well as examining the collections of various merchants and early naturalists.
The course culminates in a hands-on group project; the creation of a "Gettysburg cabinet" in the Gettysburg College
Schmucker Art Gallery
. Students have learned to work with collectors and collections, how to organize, display and research material that led to our understanding of the natural world, and how to relate this to the history of science and society.
Dr. Kay Etheridge, Department of Biology
Dr. Felicia Else, Department of Art and Art History
Molly Reynolds, Peer Learning Associate
Interactive Panorama of the exhibition and and other image links:
View a panorama of the Gettysburg Wonder Cabinet exhibition.
View the interactive panorama with highlights from the show.
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Gettysburg press release on exhibition
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