‘Vegetative Taxidermy’ now showing at Smallest Museum in St. Paul

Some of the specimens in the "Vegetative Taxidermy" exhibit. Photo by Angela Dimler

Some of the specimens in the “Vegetative Taxidermy” exhibit. Photo by Angela Dimler

Falcon Heights artist Dick Wenkel’s “Vegetative Taxidermy” is on view in the Smallest Museum in St. Paul at WORKHORSE COFFEE BAR, 2399 W. University Ave., through the month of March.

Wenkel’s tongue-in-cheek scientific display of “previously undiscovered flora and fauna inhabiting the fields, forests and lakes of Minnesota” such as the Albino Walleye Leech (Predatorium sander), Gauzy Freshwater Jellyfish (Sinolumina daphnia) and Deerefly (Pseudo-tractorium deptris).

The Smallest Museum is a micro-museum housed in a vintage fire hose cabinet just outside the front door of the coffeehouse. WORKHORSE was awarded funds to create the Smallest Museum in St. Paul, as part of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation’s City Arts Challenge.

You can find out more at smallestmuseum.com.

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