Wunderkammer: Victor's Cabinet of Curiosities

Opening: Friday, Mar 4, 2022 5 – 8 pm
Friday, Mar 4 – 31, 2022

300 W. Superior
Chicago, IL 60654

Gallery Victor is thrilled to be the first Chicago gallery to showcase the Kupjack Miniature Rooms. Eugene Kupjack (1912-1991) worked with Mrs. Narcissa Niblack Thorne on the Art Institute’s treasured Thorne Miniature Rooms.  Son’s Hank (1951-2019) and Jay (b. 1953) learned the craft from their father.  The Kupjack Miniature Rooms are a perfect addition to our Wunderkammer exhibit.

Wunderkammers, or cabinets of curiosities, arose in mid-sixteenth century Europe as repositories for all manner of wondrous and exotic objects, sometimes filling entire rooms. These collections mark the intersection of superstition, science, and man-made objects and are precursors to museums. 

To celebrate our five-year anniversary, Gallery Victor Armendariz will transform our space into a modern Wunderkammer featuring artists: Marcos Raya, John Seubert (AKA John Dolly), Rick Farrell, Ivan Markovic and many more! Including the Kupjack Miniature Rooms.