Wunderkammer: Victor’s Cabinet of Curiosities
@ Gallery Victor Armendariz
300 W Superior St, Chicago, IL 60654
Opening Friday, January 7th, from 5PM - 8PM
On view through Thursday, March 31st
Gallery Victor is thrilled to be the first Chicago gallery to showcase the Kupjack Miniature Rooms. Eugene Kupjack (1912-1991) worked with Mrs. Narcissa Niblack Thorne on the Art Institute’s treasured Thorne Miniature Rooms. Son’s Hank (1951-2019) and Jay (b. 1953) learned the craft from their father. The Kupjack Miniature Rooms are a perfect addition to our Wunderkammer exhibit.
Wunderkammers, or cabinets of curiosities, arose in mid-sixteenth century Europe as repositories for all manner of wondrous and exotic objects, sometimes filling entire rooms. These collections mark the intersection of superstition, science, and man-made objects and are precursors to museums.
To celebrate our five-year anniversary, Gallery Victor Armendariz will transform our space into a modern Wunderkammer featuring artists: Marcos Raya, John Seubert (AKA John Dolly), Rick Farrell, Ivan Markovic and many more! Including the Kupjack Miniature Rooms.
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