The Bodies Exhibit

Don't forget to see my post below for the results from the Creative Challenge #1 and the topic for #2.

Bodies Exhibit
If you have the chance, you seriously have to check out this exhibit. For those who do not know this exhibition features real human specimens to better inform people of the complexities of the human body. It is a nice mix of education and art. It is at the South Street Seaport Exhibition Centre
11 Fulton Street,New York, NY, 10038 (at the corner of Front Street)

Even though I knew what the exhibit was about I was still amazed at the pain-staking detail and display of the pieces. There were pieces that were informative and interesting while aesthetically beautiful at the same time. I don't want to tell you about it so that it cheapens the experience but to give you an idea of what I'm talking about here are some examples. There were pieces where the they had taken the skeleton out of a body and put it on a stand and in front of it had the rest of the body (muscles, tendons, etc) in front of it holding the skeleton's hand. There were other pieces that had every nerve from the top of the head to the bottom on display. Even though there were not bones or muscles, you can still see the detail of the mouth, lips, eyes, and toes. Simply awesome.

I highly recommend it. My only regret is that I didn't take my family to it before they left town. Be warned, go when you have plenty of time to read all of the information that they have posted.


gee June 06, 2006 2:35 PM  

Very interesting.

Diane Mandy June 06, 2006 7:15 PM  

Ewwww! I can't even watch CSI on TV... do you really think I could take this?

Lyrically speaking June 07, 2006 7:40 AM  

The artistry is fascinating, I will definitely check it out the site

Bougie Black Boy June 07, 2006 8:06 AM  

great write-up. I went to the exhibit a few months ago. It was absolutely amazing.

Ty June 07, 2006 9:27 AM  

Thanks. Diane, I don't know how weak your stomach is but I think that if you can view the pic and not loose it that you should be ok at the exhibit. You want to skip the baby section though.

Kai June 07, 2006 7:06 PM  


Anonymous June 08, 2006 8:14 AM  

We have the same exhibit here in houston. I give it a thumbs up...

chris June 08, 2006 6:25 PM  


ShawnQt June 11, 2006 1:01 PM  

Thanks again guys for letting us experience it. A friend of mine told me about it, and I was going to take Fuzzy one day, but u beat me to the punch, lol.

I loved it!