Posted by: Loren Coleman on June 14th, 2006
The International Cryptozoology Museum (ICM) is sharing its contents through the end of 2006.
Over 100 of some of the most significant large and small items from the ICM’s collection are included in my specific room at the new Bates College exhibition, “Cryptozoology: Out of Time Place Scale.” Then, in October, the objects from that gathering and the other artists’ collections move to Kansas City. The entire traveling exhibition will be there through January 2007.
Some of the items from the International Cryptozoology Museum’s collection, contained in my installation at Bates, probably will include: – 8 ft-tall, 500 pound “Crookston Bigfoot,” – hair and fecal samples from 1950s Yeti expeditions, – first public American replica of the Homo floresiensis skull, – Yosemite Killer Cary Stayner’s Bigfoot sketches, – Meganthropus and Gigantopithecus Krantz-replica skulls, – Homo erectus newyorkensis replica skull, – art representing Lake Monsters, Sea Serpents, and Mothman, – footcasts of Sasquatch, Yeti, Yowie, Thylacine, and Cryptid Cats, – unique one-of-a-kind cryptid figurines and unknown hominoid bronzes, – historic cryptozoology expedition flags, – Chupacabras wooden figures, – Okapi and Sasquatch 1940s’ enumerations, – rare American and foreign-language cryptozoology books, – rare paper collectibles, – Tom Slick-related objects, – and much more.
Expected late arrivals for the Bates exhibition include Yowie hair from Australia and an Orang Pendek cast from Sumatra.
The Lewiston, Maine, Bates College Museum of Art’s exhibition opens to the public on June 24th. If you think it is going to hold some surprises for cryptozoology students, just wait, it is going to knock the socks off the art world. Please see details in Bates’ introduction and through the visual gateway to the exhibit.
The Bates College Museum of Art will maintain their usual hours for the exhibition, as “Cryptozoology: Out of Time Place Scale” will fill the entire space of all the museum’s galleries. Those hours are: Tuesday – Saturday, 10 AM-5 PM. Location is 75 Russell Street, Lewiston, Maine 04240. The museum’s telephone number is 207-786-6158. Their directions are located, with a map, here.
Admittance is free, although donations are accepted. Artists, special guests, a few cryptozoologists, staff, and the Friends of the Museum will be given a special preview showing and reception on June 23rd. The general public opening is on June 24, 2006.
There is no gift shop, although a symposium next October 2006 will offer books, including a few copies only of the exhibition book, Cryptozoology: Out of Time Place Scale, for sale then.