Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The Secret Museum Website and Exhibition Closing Party

The Secret Museum is now a website!

I have just launched a full website for The Secret Museum, my exhibition of photographs (as seen above) exploring the poetics of hidden, untouched and curious collections from around the world. The website includes information, links, and, of course, a full gallery of photos, installation and otherwise; You can check it out by clicking here.

The Secret Museum exhibition proper will be on view until Sunday, June 6th at Observatory; please consider yourself cordially invited to a closing party that evening, featuring a last perusal of the museum, a bit of wine, a dimly-lit chandelier, and some esoteric music complements of Mister Friese Undine. The party--which will run from 6-10 at Observatory--is, of course, free of charge, and should be good fun. Address and travel details can be found here.

Hope very much to see you there!

All above images from The Secret Museum; captions from top to bottom:
  1. "Femme à barbe," Musée Orfila. Courtesy of Paris Descartes University
  2. Venus Endormie (breathing wax model), Spitzner collection Collection Spitzner, Musée Orfila, Paris Courtesy Université Paris Descartes
  3. Opération de la Cesarienne, (wax model of Caesarean section) Collection Spitzner, Musée Orfila, Paris. Courtesy Université Paris Descartes
  4. Skeleton and hand models for "la médecine opératoire" Musée Orfila, Paris. Courtesy Université Paris Descartes
  5. Plaster Models in Pathological Cabinet, The Museum of the Faculty of Medicine at the Jagiellonian University, Krakow
  6. Natural History Museum Backroom, Netherlands
  7. Natural History Museum Backroom, Netherlands
  8. Natural History Museum Backroom, Netherlands


La Part maudite said...

Thank you so much for all this !

SusanW said...

It was indeed a fabulous show...I enjoyed it greatly and thanks so much for inviting all of us!

Oscar Devonian said...

Every time I see a post like this, whether it be for an exhibition or a talk or whatever, I kick myself for living in Australia.