The “Creatures of Imagination” exhibition opens on October 21 at the Hamilton Gallery in Salve Regina

Just in time for Halloween, the Department of Art and Art History at Salve Regina University today announced the opening of a public exhibition, “Creatures of Imagination: The Nature Cabinet,” on Thursday October 21 at the Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery.

More from the press release;

The works of art in this exhibition, open until November 18, were created by the Salve community and accompanied by selected specimens from Cabinet Nature, marking the public launch of the digital humanities project. An opening reception for the exhibition will be held at the gallery on October 21 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

A lively cabinet of curiosities, the exhibition offers visitors a glimpse into the Cabinet Nature of the Department of Art and Art History, a public collection of taxidermy, skulls, fossils, corals, books and shapes. natural resources permanently housed in room 101 of the Antone academic center. For this exhibition, a wide range of creative works and natural forms from the collection are presented together for the first time.

Through these juxtapositions, Creatures of Imagination celebrates the continued use and promise of this invaluable and ever-changing resource. This exhibit highlights the extent of Cabinet Nature’s impact on learning and growth at Salve Regina. It presents a full range of media ranging from drawing, painting and graphics to photography, ceramics and web design.

This exhibition was curated by Professors Susannah Strong, Anthony F. Mangieri and Ernest Jolicoeur from the Department of Art and Art History of Salve Regina. With the generous support of an Antone Academic Excellence Award for Special Projects in 2017, a team of professors and student collaborators developed Cabinet Nature. For more information on this resource, please visit

The Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery is located in the Antone Academic Center on the Salve campus, at the corner of Lawrence and Leroy avenues. Its exhibitions are open Tuesday to Thursday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Wednesdays and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The gallery is closed on weekends and Mondays.

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