The Kruger Gallery Opens Three Miniature Exhibitions

The Kruger Gallery Opens Three Miniature Exhibitions

By Kerry McCulloug...

September 21, 2017

Ivory Painting

The three new exhibitions are:

“Curiosities and Delights”-- As homage to the sixteenth century European cabinets of curiosity, the “Curiosities and Delights” exhibition has natural, cultural and scientific miniatures from the Kruger Collection.

“As a collector, Eloise Kruger’s fascination with diminutive objects led her to collect thousands of miniatures,” said DiAnna Hemsath, curator of the Kruger Collection. “This is the largest of the three new exhibitions and includes part of the Kruger Collection miniature accessories and ivory pieces that are not often displayed.”

“Divine Design”-- The golden ratio signifies a visually appealing object. To apply the golden ratio to furniture, designers use the golden rectangle, where the ratio of the length to width equals golden ratio. This exhibition has examples of the golden rectangle in furniture design.

“Eloise Kruger, Necessary Maker”-- While collecting miniatures was her primary focus, Eloise Kruger, the namesake of the Kruger Collection, did make miniatures and design miniature room settings. This exhibition highlights some of her original designs.

The exhibition will be on display through July 2018.

The Kruger Gallery is part of the university's College of Architecture and is located in Architecture Hall. It is open to the public 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Admission is free.

The gallery features a variety of miniatures, most of which were collected by Eloise Kruger. While only a small part of the collection is on display in the gallery, storage room appointments are available.

For more information on the Kruger Gallery, visit or call 402-472-3560.