Artifact-SiTE:LAB one night art exhibition in the Edgewater area of Chicago, curated by Paul Amenta, with photographs by Tom Wagner and collaborative installations with Paul Amenta and Tom Wagner featuring photographs and educational display boxes from the Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM). This show is the result of a long term project to create greater community engagement with the GRPM archive, the repository of 150 years of local history. the project consisted of art shows, a website and blog and publications.
The work in the show included 'educational boxes,' portable exhibits of taxidermy animals and as well as models/moquettes of the dioramas in the museum.
Closed to the public once the late 1980s when the new museum was built, the original GRPM was the first museum constructed under the WPA program, completed in 1938, the museum houses original dioramas from the 1940's.
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