The Secret Museum Exhibition Closing Party

Natural History Museum Back Room, NetherlandsDate: June 6, 2010
Time: 6:00-10:00 P.M.
Admission: Free!

Join us at Observatory on Sunday, June 6th for a closing party for our current Secret Museum exhibition, featuring a last perusal of the exhibit, a bit of wine, a dimly-lit chandelier, and some amazingly esoteric music complements of Mister Friese Undine.

To visit the exhibition website for The Secret Museum, click here.

More about The Secret Museum:

An exhibition exploring the poetics of hidden, untouched and curious collections from around the world in photographs and artifacts, by Joanna Ebenstein, co-founder of Observatory and creator of Morbid Anatomy.

Photographer and blogger Joanna Ebenstein has traveled the Western world seeking and documenting untouched, hidden, and curious collections, from museum store-rooms to private collections, cabinets of curiosity to dusty natural history museums, obscure medical museums to hidden archives. The exhibition “The Secret Museum” will showcase a collection of photographs from Ebenstein’s explorations–including sites in The Netherlands, Italy, France, Austria, England and the United States–which document these spaces while at the same time investigating the psychology of collecting, the visual language of taxonomies, notions of “The Specimen” and the ordered archive, and the secret life of objects and collections, with an eye towards capturing the poetry, mystery and wonder of these liminal spaces. In tandem with this exhibition, Ebenstein has organized a 2 week “Collector’s Cabinet” at the The Coney Island Museum, which will showcase astounding objects held in private collections, including artifacts featured in her Private Cabinet photo series of 2009.

To download press release, which includes sample images, please click here.

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