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Mark Dion: The Phantom Museum – Wonder Workshop

January 22–May 17, 2015
Mark Dion, <em>Blood Red Coral</em>, 2013. Resin and assorted objects; 33 1/4 x 17 x 9 in. (84.5 x 43.2 x 22.9 cm). Courtesy the artist and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York.
In conjunction with Mark Dion’s new collaborative installation to be created in the Department of Art and Art History’s Clifford Gallery, the Picker Art Gallery presents a partner exhibition of more than 40 works by the artist to serve as a touchstone for students, faculty, staff, and the community at large.

Throughout his artistic career, Dion has consistently interrogated the ways in which knowledge—particularly our understanding of nature, science, and history—is and has been constructed and presented in academic and public institutions across time and place. The Picker Art Gallery’s exhibition brings together works by Dion—including sculpture, prints, and artist books spanning from the early 1990s to the present day—that employ aspects of museum practice and scientific study to complicate dominant narratives about topics including the environment, politics, activism, and consumer culture.