Hidden Beauty: Exploring the Aesthetics of Medical Science

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Hidden Beauty: Exploring the Aesthetics of Medical Science

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The Mitchell Gallery
October 26 – December 10, 2017

CMI is pleased to sponsor this collaborative project by a scientist and an artist from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, which asks the viewer to consider the aesthetics of human disease, a dynamically powerful force of nature that acts without regard to race, religion, or culture.

More than sixty medical science professionals present photographs of visually stunning patterns of different diseases affecting various areas of the human anatomy in this exhibition. Captured with a variety of imaging technology that range from spectral karyotyping to scanning electron microscopy, we see beauty in the delicate lacework of fungal hyphae invading a blood vessel, the structure of the normal cerebellum, and the desperate drive of metastasizing cancer cells. Ultimately, this series of images will leave the viewer with an understanding and appreciation of visual beauty inherent within the field of modern medical science.

This exhibition is a collaborative exhibition and book by Norman Barker & Christine Iacobuzio-Donahue.

Sponsored by: Chesapeake Medical Imaging


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