March Artist-in-Residence: Joy Broom

February 29, 2012April 1, 2012

Waxed and Winged: Museum of Natural Curiosities

Wednesdays–Sundays, 1:00–5:00 p.m.
Friday, March 30,
6:00–8:45 p.m.

Joy Broom creates extravagant, layered, 3-dimensional specimen boxes which combine her intricate line drawings of organic elements with actual insects, seed pods, branches, body references, antique maps and biological medical sources, all covered with purified beeswax.   She presents us with a skewed Natural History Museum, a Cabinet of Curiosities, and further reflections of a broader natural universe.

Museum visitors are invited to create personal assemblage boxes with natural (and unnatural) elements, layered with their own artwork created in the studio.  The artist brings into the workroom a sweeping variety of collage resources to guarantee unique, fun, and imaginative explorations.


Friday, March 30, 6:00–8:45 p.m
Closing reception: Celebrate the residency of Joy Broom with the first Friday Night Program of Season 8!


The Artist Studio program is a part of FAMSF’s Cultural Encounters Initiative designed to attract new and diverse audiences to the Museums.

Cultural Encounters Friday Nights at the de Young is generously funded by The Hearst Foundation and The Winifred Johnson Clive Foundation.