Original cabinets dated from the 16th century and were entire rooms of specimens. The most famous, best documented cabinets of rulers and aristocrats, members of the merchant class, and early practitioners of science formed collections that were the precursors to the museum. In the Cabinet of Curiosities & Impossibilities, MOA seeks to recreate the wonder and contemplation once aroused in the 19th century cabinets. Located in the Englewood indoor gallery of the Museum of Outdoor Arts.
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Cabinet of Curiosities: Lewis Dobson’s Impossible Cabinet, Fairy Tale Reliquaries 2009 – Installation of antiques and fabricated multimedia objects, group show, Englewood Civic Center, Englewood, Colorado.