How would a cabinet of curiosities look if it were designed by an archeologist — who was also a glass artist? Laura Kramer’s Encapsulations ably answer the question. These glass vials, filled with elements ranging from feathers to pine cones to shells, become portals,a way to peer into the natural world. It’s a fitting project for someone with Kramer’s uniquely varied background: After working as a textile designer, she turned a chance visit to a Manhattan glass-making studio into art degrees in glass from the Rhode Island School of Design and Ohio State University. She also received a masters degree in cultural anthropology from Columbia University, where she studied archaeology. After working on excavations on the seabeds of the Dutch Caribbean, she ultimately decided that she wanted to pursue her own art, rather than trying to pursue the evidence of ancient cultures. The result: Her genre-bending, line-shifting work, examining how we see exhibition, collection, and the art inherent in nature.