A Place to Put All Those Curiosities – ‘Rooms of Wonder’ at the Grolier Club

January 18, 2013

by ROBERTA SMITH
via NYTimes

A copper-engraved frontispiece showing Ferrante Imperato’s Wunderkammer is part of the “Rooms of Wonder” show.

A copper-engraved frontispiece showing Ferrante Imperato’s Wunderkammer is part of the “Rooms of Wonder” show.

Many exhibitions convey the propulsive force of human curiosity, but few manage to do so as engrossingly and with as much immediacy as“Rooms of Wonder: From Wunderkammer to Museum, 1599-1899,” a lavish repast of illustrated rare books and ephemera at the Grolier Club. The appetite for knowledge about foreign lands, unfamiliar animals and all the workings of the world — both natural and man-made — permeates this show, which delves into the origins of the modern museum.
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2 Responses to “A Place to Put All Those Curiosities – ‘Rooms of Wonder’ at the Grolier Club”


  1. wonderful…indeed. i have been to great exhibitions at the griller.

  2. maximalspace Says:

    Looks amazing! If only I were in New York…


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