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Gallery exhibit: Encountering Wonders

Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 to Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017

Location: Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery

Event Type: Public Event

Audience: Public

Phone: (401) 341-2981

"Encountering Wonders: A Virtual Cabinet of Curiosities from Newport Collections" is a multimedia exhibition that highlights objects of wonder from local collections. The exhibition runs Nov. 9-21, with an opening reception from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9 in the gallery.

The exhibition celebrates the launch of a new virtual exhibition space offering a digital archive and catalog essays about the works in the "Curious & Collected" exhibition that the gallery hosted in early 2017. The virtual space, newportcuriosities.com, features the work of Salve Regina's student curators, scholars and designers. The presentation of works, research, catalog essays and website design were all created by students as part of a class on Curatorial Practices led by Ernest Jolicoeur and Dr. Anthony F. Mangieri of the Department of Art and Art History.

"Encountering Wonders" offers the experience of visiting a cabinet of curiosity by transforming the gallery into a space of wonder and exploration. Specimens, natural wonders, books and other works, including some pieces from the original "Curious & Collected" exhibition, offer visitors the opportunity to delve deeper into the tradition of collecting and its ties to Newport. A truly interactive exhibit, "Encountering Wonders" includes computers that allow visitors to learn about and study in greater detail the curious objects gathered and their intriguing histories.

Located in the Antone Academic Center, the gallery is handicap accessible with parking along Lawrence and Leroy avenues. Its exhibits are open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays and noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. The gallery is closed on Mondays.