Cabinet of Wonder
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Cabinet of Wonder

Cabinet of Wonder

Gathering Place was thoughtfully designed to activate a sense of curiosity and creativity. The Cabinet of Wonder builds on that prevailing sentiment. Containing unique curations from around Tulsa and around the world, the Cabinet of Wonder allures guests and inspires gazing, fosters creative thought and stimulates conversation among visitors.

This collection was created uniquely for Gathering Place by internationally renowned artist, Mark Dion. Dion’s art explores the way public institutions and dominant ideologies perceive history and knowledge of the natural world.  

The Cabinet of Wonder is a one of a kind collection that includes books, trophies, ornaments, awards, postcards, photographs and other historical artifacts displayed meticulously to share a story of international wonder from throughout history. 

About Mark Dion
Dion has had exhibitions at institutions including the Miami Art Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, and the Tate Gallery, among many others. His permanent outdoor installation and learning lab for the Olympic Sculpture Park, Neukom Vivarium, was commissioned by the Seattle Art Museum.


Cabinet of Wonder Teaching Collection


The Cabinet of Wonder Teaching Collection gives park guests a hands-on experience while exploring the exhibit. Guests can interact with a table of special objects as well as complete a scavenger hunt activity.