The material culture of childhood is a vast array of sparkling rocks, deeply textured seashells, colorful toy trucks and animals, delicate flower petals, and ancient shark teeth. Children collect these treasures to more deeply explore and understand their natural and urban landscapes.
Kids Collect playfully demonstrates how children communicate their unique emerging identities through objects that call to them. Each photographic submission represents items that are handled lovingly carefully observed, and thoughtfully arranged.
The inspiration for Kids Collect stems from CC XX: Collectors Circle 20th Anniversary, 1998 – 2018, currently on display in the King Gallery. These complementary exhibits consider how the childhood roots of collecting grow into the collecting passions of adulthood.
Kids Collect is generously sponsored by Lisa Carlin, Stephanie Brennan, Nancy & Dick Collister.
Kids Collect is a “living” exhibit, and is welcoming new applications from around the world, through Monday, July 23, 2018. Applications should include:
Two (2) high resolution (300dpi) color images including: a picture of 10 objects from the collection arranged in a special way, and a picture of the collector.
A short description of the collection, including collecting impulses and favorite part about collecting. See below for examples.
Collector’s first name, age, and State of residence.
Submissions and questions should be directed to:
Assistant Curator of Youth & Adult Education