Spaces of Wonder Exhibit Launches

A new exhibit highlighting the 18th century opens November 13

Join us on November 13th, 2018 for the official launch of the newest exhibit in our exhibit room, “Spaces of Wonder, Wonder of Spaces,” as well as a lecture from professor Christina Ionescu. 

This exhibition will highlight the University’s collection in the study of the “long” eighteen century—from the late 1600s to the early 1800s. Spaces of Wonder, Wonder of Spaces is a collaborative exhibition having been curated by both graduate and undergraduate students.

The exhibit’s focus is on the encounters history had with “wonder” through a variety of mediums including image, object and text. From the vastness of the Niagara Falls, to the “wonders of minuteness, the exhibit explores the ideas and thoughts of wonder-workers throughout history. Materials from the exhibit showcase items from the McLaughlin Library’s Archival & Special Collections, the Barker Museum of Veterinary History at the Ontario Veterinary College, and the Bachinski/Chu Print Collection from the School of Fine Art and Music. 

The launch will begin at 4 p.m. on November 13, 2018, followed by the lecture from professor Christina Ionescu beginning at 5 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. 

Contributors to the exhibit include: 

Lauren Beck, Sarah Bennett, Lisa Cox, Niki Ferraro, Ronique Gillis, Alexandra Hartstone, Kathryn Harvey, Mikayla Heller, Christina Ionescu, Kevin James, Ross Jennings, Corey Madore, Fergus Maxwell, Melissa McAfee, Sarah Oatley, Jennifer Oldham, Daniel O’Quinn, Kristyn Pacione, Sandra Parmegiani, Chelsea Reid, Desiree Scholtz, Christina Smylitopoulos, Josie Thomas, Ahmri Vandeborne, Nicholas VanExan.

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