CMA's Cabinets of Wonder Elevates the Art of Collecting

By: Meghan Young - Jun 18, 2014
References: cmany.org & redtri
Kids innately flex their inner curator by collecting stamps, stickers, sports cards and coins; the Cabinets of Wonder: The Art of Collecting exhibit helps them understand this world more by presenting the collections of contemporary artists. Displayed in visually striking ways, collections of leather shoes, locust thorns and more show children that their urges are natural.

Presented by the Children's Museum of the Arts in New York City, the Cabinets of Wonder: The Art of Collecting exhibit targets all ages. Yet there is a specific section dedicated to children. It turns them into art curators, prompting them to group like items together in trays, from broken watches to colorful necklace beads. It is informative and interactive.