The fans of Martha Glowacki’s cabinet of curiosities titled “My Arcadia” — part of the permanent collection at the Chazen Museum of Art since 2000 — are in for a treat: The Chazen is devoting an entire gallery to the local artist’s work this spring.

“Martha Glowacki’s Natural History, Observations and Reflections,” whose opening reception is Thursday, features 10 of Glowacki’s meticulously crafted, lyrically quirky installations and sculptural pieces. The works are inspired by vintage scientific drawings — intricate and often beautiful renderings that probed the unseen, and that remind us today that the natural world has always fascinated and compelled humans to search for answers.

The show, which officially opens Friday and runs through May 14, has interactive elements, too: a camera obscura, a peep show box and a mirror illusion box — with enigmatic creatures within.

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