Art Gallery of Alberta

BMO World of Creativity: Cabinets of Curiosity
July 1-June 30, 2014


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Lyndal Osborne, Cabinets of Curiosity, 2013, Mixed media installation. Photo: Courtesy of the Artist.



Explore the wondrous and curious collection of local artist Lyndal Osborne, and enter a world familiar yet strange! Use your senses to discover natural and manmade creations in unexpected places! Hunt for clues, identify the unusual and gather ideas to create a collection of your own.

Cabinets of Curiosity draws on Osborne’s own extensive collection of objects, gathered from as far away as the Australian coast to the prairie landscape of Alberta. Reinterpreted here, Osborne’s collection of objects invites explorers, children and adults alike, on a voyage of visual discovery. Engage with ideas about art, collecting and connections between natural and manmade environments in this gallery of surprises!

The BMO World of Creativity is an interactive, hands-on space where children and their grown-ups can explore their creativity. BMO World of Creativity exhibitions and themes change from year to year.