Museum of Lost Wonder is a place where people can go to
ponder life's big questions. Each of the Museums
seven exhibit halls is a museum unto itself, based on
the concepts of alchemy.
you can take part of the Museum of Lost Wonder home with
you! Each full-color exhibit hall poster is a reproduction
of an original painting by Jeff Hoke and is printed on
sturdy archival coverstock.
** The posters are sold out through Wonderella, but may still be available through lostwonder.org. **
full-color posters are printed tabloid size, or 11 x 17
any of the poster images below for a closer look.
No.1, Museum Exterior : “A ray of hope in a dreary world.” The exterior and setting of the Museum of Lost Wonder.
This scene shows the state of a visitor before they have entered the Museum of Lost Wonder.
No.2, Circulatio: The entrance, exit, and circulation hall in the Museum of Lost Wonder.
The Circulatio room prepares the visitor for a journey through the Museum’s halls and exhibits.
Calcinatio.: The Hall of Technology in the
Museum of Lost Wonder and home to all our hopes, fears,
and preoccupations with what civilization has brought us.
exhibit hall illustrates the alchemical process of Calcinatio,
in which substance is reduced by fire into a refined white
Solutio.: The Exhibit of Aquaria in the
Museum of Lost Wonder, this hall is a realm of living wonder,
a hypnotic world of water where one's worries and cares
are washed away.
exhibit hall illustrates the alchemical process of Solutio,
in which unrefined particles are dissolved in a suspended
Coagulatio.: The Zoological Garden of Eden
in the Museum of Lost Wonder, an earthly habitat where we
share our existence with all living things.
exhibit hall illustrates the alchemical process of Coagulatio,
in which substance in an amorphous state is coagulated to
Sublimatio.: The Kingdom of Astronomy and
All Things Extraterrestrial in the Museum of Lost Wonder,
this is the domain of air where one is elevated above daily
cares to see the world in a different perspective.
exhibit hall illustrates the alchemical process of Sublimatio,
in which substance is sublimated or distilled into an ennobled,
sublime, or elevated condition.
Mortificatio.: The Mausoleum to the Past
in the Museum of Lost Wonder, this hall is a zone of reflection
on all things dead where we contemplate that in the future,
we all become history.
exhibit hall illustrates the alchemical process of Mortificatio,
in which expended matter is putrefied or composted to provide
fertilization for future life.
Separatio.: The Laboratory to Science and
Faith in the Museum of Lost Wonder, this is a refinery where
apparent contradictions are distilled and clarified into
an enlightened state.
exhibit hall illustrates the alchemical process of Separatio,
in which a confused mass is separated into distinct and
Conjuctio.: The Gallery to the Arts in the
Museum of Lost Wonder, a temple where ideas and forms are
married into a refined state of unification.
exhibit hall illustrates the alchemical process of Conjuntio,
in which elements are joined together or merged to create
a divine fusion.
No.10, Map of Tenderness: What’s love got to do with it? This print illustrates the sidetracks and pitfalls on the road between new friendship and the undiscovered country of love.
This poster is Jeff Hoke’s re-illumination of a map created by Madaleine de Scudery and published in her 1654 book, Clelie.