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Union Station Is Hosting An Art Show Where You Look At The Work Through Peepholes

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An upcoming art installation at downtown's historic Union Station will require the viewer to peer through a series of peepholes to reveal the artwork on the other side. Cabinet of Curiosities runs from August 6 through August 31. A group of artists including Tanya Brodsky, David DiMichele, Ashley Hagen, Noel Korten, Keith Lord, Cecilia Miniucchi and Andre Yi have each created an original work which can be seen through a peephole by one person at a time. There will be a reception on Sunday, August 7 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The name of the exhibition comes from a practice known by several other names including Kunstkabinett, Wunderkammer or wonder rooms. These were defined as rooms dating back to the 16th century that hosted a variety of seemingly unrelated or strange objects. One might call the Museum of Jurassic Technology a modern-day wunderkammer, perhaps.

In addition to this show, Union Station has also begun offering a free concert series now through Labor Day weekend consisting of two bands, a DJ and food trucks parked outside. The next show is on August 6 with Sam Fischer. Cabinet of Curiosities takes place from August 6-31 at Union Station, located at 800 N Alameda St. in downtown Los Angeles.

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