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A few weeks back I saw a poster for an exhibition called Joseph Cornell: Navigating the Imagination at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem. I like fanciful, imaginary things and so I’m bananas for Mr. Cornell’s box constructions.
I haven’t had a chance to hop on the train to see it yet but I will before it closes in mid-August. The interactive website is quite cool, you can see it here. And more of his box constructions can be seen here at the Smithsonian.

Top photo, Untitled (Cockatoo with Watch Faces), about 1949 from the PEM site; bottom photo Setting for a Fairytale, 1942 from the Guggenheim Collection.

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