Private Collections: Personal Obsessions

Terminal A/B

This exhibition features intriguing collections of familiar objects from popular culture including snow domes, cartoon drinking glasses, salt and pepper shakers, pin-cushions, and PEZ dispensers. Borrowed from residents of the Philadelphia area, the majority of collections represent nostalgic objects of the past. Many of the collectibles reflect our cultural fascination with a mass-produced product. While a few, focus on a specific subject such as Santa Claus whose image is painted on odd things including a walnut, spoon, clothespin, shell, and light bulb.