February 11 - April 10, 2015

Mark Dion
Christian A. Johnson Endeavor Foundation Artist in Residence

Mark Dion’s work examines the ways in which dominant ideologies and public institutions shape our understanding of history, knowledge, and the natural world. “The job of the artist”, he says, “is to go against the grain of dominant culture, to challenge perception and convention.” Appropriating archaeological and other scientific methods of collecting, ordering, and exhibiting objects, Dion creates works that question the distinctions between ‘objective’ (‘rational’) scientific methods and ‘subjective’ (‘irrational’) influences.


RELATED EVENTS

February 11
4:30 pm, Golden Auditorium, 105 Little Hall
Mark Dion Lecture

Reception immediately following the lecture for The Phantom Museum – Wonder Workshop, The Picker Art Gallery, Dana Arts Center.

February 11 – March 23
The Phantom Museum – Wonder Workshop
Hands on workshop in which the public is invited to make an object for the cabinet.
Clifford Gallery, 101 Little Hall,
Daily 10:30 am – 4:30 pm, 7 – 10:30 pm

March 25
4:30 pm, Clifford Gallery
Mark Dion In Conversation with Jill Shaw, Senior Curator of Collections at the Picker Art Gallery.

Opening Reception of the completed cabinet for The Phantom Museum – Wonder Workshop.

March 25 – April 10
Cabinet on view in the Clifford Gallery
Mon – Fri, 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
Sat, Sun, 1 – 5 pm