Wonders of Nature and Artifice is the new, must-see exhibit

“We’re going on a global tour today,” said Professor Felicia Else of the Department of Art and Art History during today’s Lunchtime Gallery Talk.

Schmucker Art Gallery’s latest exhibit, entitled “Wonders of Nature and Artifice,” pulls together artifacts and paintings representative of a curiosity cabinet. Among an array of skulls, scales, flowers, and paintings, students from Professor Else’s art history course and Professor Etheridge’s first-year seminar presented on the themes of naturalism and romanticism prevalent through the pieces studied and presented.

From academics of Rome to healers of Ethiopia to coasts of Normandy, the experience fulfilled the promise as the audience witnessed a global tour in just sixty minutes.

The students will be presenting two more gallery talks on Nov. 29 and Dec. 6, both from noon – 1 p.m. The exhibit is also available for viewing during Schmucker’s regular hours until December 10. For more information on the exhibit, check out the class’s very own site here!

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