Mark Dion, The Department of Marine Animal Identification of the City of San Francisco (Chinatown Division), 1998. Metal shelves, specimens in jars, wooden desk and chair, plastic cart, books, and found objects, 106 × 200 × 65 inches (269.2 × 508 × 165.1 cm) (variable). Collection of Roel Arkesteijn. © Mark Dion
Ruth Erickson, Mannion Family Curator at the ICA, leads visitors through the exhibition Mark Dion: Misadventures of a 21st Century Naturalist. Erickson will share her experiences organizing Dion’s first U.S. survey, focusing on the artist’s primary methods: fieldwork, excavation, and cultivation.
Major support for Mark Dion: Misadventures of a 21st Century Naturalist. is provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Additional support is generously provided by Jane and Robert Burke, Steve Corkin and Dan Maddalena, Fotene Demoulas and Tom Coté, Jean-François and Nathalie Ducrest, Tristin and Martin Mannion, and Cynthia and John Reed.