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Exploring Material Culture | Drop-In Experience

Explore The Dirty South: Contemporary Art, Material Culture, and the Sonic Impulse through close looking and by answering questions about the exhibition’s Cabinet of Wonder.

Popularized in 16th-century Germany, “cabinets of wonder” (also known as wunderkammern) were displays that held small oddities, natural phenomena, and art objects that inspired curiosity and marvel. Such collections laid the foundation for the modern-day museum, inspiring institutions to create their own displays of special, thought-provoking objects.

This Drop-In Experience focuses on the Cabinet of Wonder in The Dirty South, which highlights the exchange between object makers and musicians in particular.

About Drop-In Experiences

CAMH’s Drop-In Experiences feature instructions for pop-up activities you can do in-person or at home. Each hands-on activity provides creative opportunities to experience current exhibitions from a distance in a unique and meaningful way.

Drop-In Experiences are available in-person between 1–4PM every Saturday and released on our website at 1PM every Saturday. For all ages, and always free.

In-person activities are low and no contact and designed with the safety of our visitors, staff, and community (including military and their families) in mind. Drop-In Experiences are funded in part by Texas Commission for the Arts.