Hidden Beauty: Exploring the Aesthetics of Medical Science

Times: From: 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Location: Elizabeth Myers Mitchell Gallery/St. John's College

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Oct 26
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Hidden Beauty: Exploring the Aesthetics of Medical Science

This collaborative project by a scientist and an artist from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine 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.

This Event is Brought to You By Elizabeth Myers Mitchell Gallery/St. John's College

Hidden Beauty: Exploring the Aesthetics of Medical Science

The Elizabeth Myers Mitchell Gallery, located on the campus of St. John’s College, is a hidden treasure in historic Annapolis. Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums in 2012 and dedicated to bringing art of world renown to Annapolis since it opened in 1989, the Mitchell Gallery’s modern design won a Citation of Merit from the American Institute of Architects. It attracts over 10,000 visitors a year to its museum-quality exhibits which are of an unusual range and diversity for a gallery of its size. Exhibitions have included works of celebrated artists such as Bruegel, Calder, Rembrandt, Rodin and Motherwell and Johns, exhibitions of unique historical and regional interest such as photography by A. Aubrey Bodine and Marion Warren and The National Craft Show. The Mitchell Gallery serves the community of St. John's and the wider communities of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County as a resource for viewing, discussing, and learning about fine art. Presenting exhibitions of unique historical and regional interest and museum-quality exhibitions that change regularly.  Interpretive programs include lectures, gallery talks, docent tours and children’s programs.