“This exhibit allows us to share some of our favorite things from the Pratt’s permanent collections that you may have never seen before,” said Curator Savanna Bradley, “and hopefully inspires everyone to share or contemplate their own collection stories.”
Entangled brings together artistic whimsy and the study of natural history. The family-friendly exhibit invites museum-goers to consider and question the origins of natural history collecting for individuals and museums in the Western tradition over time. It also explores how our baseline understandings, such as how we practice culture and what we notice about our environment, are shifting. The exhibit was co-curated by Pratt Museum Naturalist-in-Residence Marilyn Sigman and Curator Savanna Bradley and draws from the permanent collections of the Pratt Museum.
The Pratt Museum is offering a variety of virtual and in-person summer programming around the theme of Collecting, including First Friday programs, participatory Zoom events, and a radio series. For more information, see the Events calendar, contact the museum, or visit our social media.
“We are excited to reopen our doors to the community with this exhibit, and we are so grateful for the support and patience of our members, friends, and guests,” said Pratt Museum Executive Director, Jennifer Gibbins. “We hope to inspire visitors of all ages to continue to be curious about the natural world and to enjoy learning, sharing stories, and connecting with others.”
#MuseumFromHome: Download these two coloring pages to enjoy Entangled from your own home!