Share your extraordinary belongings

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The Gretchen Schuette Art Gallery wants to borrow your extraordinary objects, from your home, life or personal collection, for its first show of 2020, “Cabinet of Curiosities.”

Faculty and staff are encouraged to submit one personal item that is unique or has an interesting story behind it, as well as a one-paragraph explanation of the item’s history or its relationship to you.

In previous centuries, a cabinet of curiosities traditionally included items from the natural world for the study of science and nature, but Chemeketa’s inaugural cabinet will have a much broader range.

How to Participate

If you are interested in sharing an item, you can email a photo of the item and your one-paragraph story to Instructor of Art History Deanne Beausoleil at Your contribution can be dropped off at the gallery, located on the Salem Campus, Bldg. 3, Rm. 122, on Jan. 6-7.

The show’s reception will be held on Jan. 15, from 12-2 pm. At 1 pm, contributors will be asked to share the stories behind their extraordinary objects. 

Items will be returned starting Feb. 7.