Mark Dion Cabinet (from Project 82 - "Rescue Archeology: A Project for The Museum of Modern Art") 2004

  • Not on view

Dion's sculptures and installations are based on the methods of categorization and display found in natural history museums and related sites. He filled this cabinet of curiosities with artifacts from an archaeological excavation in this Museum's Sculpture Garden; the drawings take the form of a page from a natural history textbook, and demonstrate Dion's classificatory and methodological systems.

Gallery label from Wunderkammer: A Century of Curiosities, July 30–November 10, 2008.
Medium
Wood, aluminum, plaster, concrete, glass, plastic, paint, stone, ceramic, brick and various metals
Dimensions
8' 6" x 59 1/2 x 36" (259.1 x 151.1 x 91.4 cm)
Credit
Gift of the Freedman Family in memory of Doris C. and Alan J. Freedman
Object number
235.2005
Copyright
© 2019 Mark Dion
Department
Painting and Sculpture

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