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Cabinets of curiosities were pieces of furniture, or sometimes rooms, where singlar and improbable things were stored and exhibited: heterogeneous mixtures of naturalia, works of artificialia, fascinating objects of exotica or contraptions of scientifica.  Often subjects of ostentation, luxury or oddities, these cabinets were made up of a collection of the most diverse objects.  True spaces of wonders filled with monstrosities, skeletons, hybrid animals, collections of rare specimens and objects of  amusement; they were also often overflowing with ambiguous or surprising works of art.

A view inside the exhibition space for the exhibition “Cabinet of Curiosities” showing from November 4, 2021 to January 21, 2022 at the Edmundston Art Center.