Nooks and Crannies: Oddities of the Mead Art Museum

With less than one percent of its collection on display, the Mead Art Museum's storage rooms are filled wtih everything from the beautiful and intricate to the strange and macabre. A small sampling of little-seen works by Director and Chief Curator Elizabeth Barker shows the stranger side of the Mead Art Museum.

If mermaids and moustaches aren't enough, there are even stranger surprises waiting for visitors in the underground store rooms. Any of these pieces, searchable through the museum's online database, can be requested for viewing in The William Green Study Room.


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