A student-curated show The Gettysburg Cabinet was on display November 16 – December 8, 2012 in Schmucker Art Gallery.


Opening reception: November 16, 2012, 4-5 pm Schmucker Art Gallery shelf w pufferfish.jpg

Wonders of nature and artifice are brought together in this most unusual exhibition, The Gettysburg Cabinet. Students have developed this special show as part of a new course team-taught by professors from Biology and Art History, Kay Etheridge and Felicia Else. This exhibition recreates the Curiosity Cabinets and Chambers of Wonders from the days of the Renaissance but with items from Gettysburg College's own rich and diverse holding, as well as loans from faculty such as Kazuo Hiraizumi, Istvan Urcuyo and Jack Ryan, The Gettysburg Cabinet reveals the interdisciplinary nature of knowledge, reflecting a time when art and science intermingled.



The exhibition was supported in part by the Johnson Center for Creative Teaching and Learning and the Schmucker Art Gallery, Gettysburg College. Special thanks to Shannon Egan, Gallery Directory, and Carolyn Sautter, Special Collections, for their tremendous help with mounting this exhibition.



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.