Seale: Museum of Wonder
In Renaissance Europe, “cabinets of curiosities” were rooms that housed an eclectic mix of objects. Not what you’d expect to find off Highway 431 in Seale. Butch Anthony’s Museum of Wonder was described by the New York Times as: “A barnful of curiosities — the ‘world’s largest gallbladder,’ a replica of a human skeleton, a stuffed chicken — and more of Mr. Anthony’s artwork, which includes 19th-century portraits painted over with crisp white images of skeletons and old photographs affixed to paintings of mythical creatures of his own imagining.” Nearby is his Drive Thru Museum made from shipping containers with cutout windows that display a 1930s preacher’s tableau depicting hell, a stuffed two-headed chicken and other oddities.
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