The Great Mystery Show

The Great Mystery Show

Oct. 7, 2017 – Sep. 2, 2018
Zanvyl A. Krieger Main Building

Image Gallery

"Through Your Hands" by Rafael Matias
"Through Your Hands" by Rafael Matias

2001. Glass tiles on wood. Courtesy of the artist.

Sally Ride/Rabbit Whole by Betsy Youngquist and Scott Long
Sally Ride/Rabbit Whole by Betsy Youngquist and Scott Long

2017. Beaded mosaic sculpture. Courtesy of the artists.

The Ghost of Triton by Jim Doran
The Ghost of Triton by Jim Doran

2017, tin can and paper-Courtesy of the artist.

"The Deuce" by Len Jenkin
"The Deuce" by Len Jenkin

2011. Acrylic on canvas with playing cards and mirrors. Courtesy of the artist.

"Villa’s Universe" by Margaret Munz-Losch
"Villa’s Universe" by Margaret Munz-Losch

2015. Acrylic and colored pencil on panel. Courtesy of Megan Hurdle.

"The Gown: Affinity" by Jan Huling
"The Gown: Affinity" by Jan Huling

2017. Mixed media, glass beads glued on 3D printed substrate. Courtesy of the artist.

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About the Exhibition

"Do not grow old, no matter how long you live. Never cease to stand like curious children before the Great Mystery into which we were born." - Albert Einstein

"'The Great Mystery Show' beckoned you, our visitors of broad stripe — each the star of your own personal mystery show — to explore our wholly original art exhibition exalting our human need to know. From psychics to physicists, 'The Great Mystery Show' artfully peeled away the veil from the unknown, exploring mystery as that one secret power underlying and inspiring all great art, science, and pursuit of the sacred. It included a salute to mystery master artist Edward Gorey, to cats, unsolved FBI’s crimes and disappearances, and to the odd and very mysterious behavior of Earth’s Moon." - Founder, Director, and Chief Curator, Rebecca Hoffberger

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