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Chimeras Group Exhibit

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Chimeras Group Exhibit
Curated by: Andrea Morin

140 Newark Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07302
May 6th, 2014 - May 31st, 2014
Opening: May 6th, 2014 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.litm.com
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
jersey city
PHONE:  
201-236-5557
TAGS:  
painting, traditional, drawing, abstract, photography, mixed-media
COST:  
Free

DESCRIPTION

While the term Chimera originally referred to a specific mythological fire breathing beast made up of a lion, a snake and a goat, it has come to be a more general term for hybrid creatures. While the name comes from Greek mythology it is a concept that appears across all human cultures. What is it about these strange, wondrous beasts and part-human part-animal beings that has so fascinated storytellers and artists over the centuries? This exhibit explore contemporary takes on this question.