The John P. McGovern Museum of Health and Medical Science has inaugurated its newest exhibition, Body as a Work of Art: More Than Skin Deep and the dedication of Reflections, 2015, a gift by art patron and philanthropist, Dr. Carolyn Farb, h.c. The exhibition explores the dichotomy of inner and outer beauty through a series of thought-provoking and interactive collections curated by The Health Museum – a Smithsonian Affiliate and a member institution of both the Texas Medical Center and the Houston Museum District Association.
At the centerpiece of Body as a Work of Art: More Than Skin Deep is the BODYSUITS collection by Los Angeles-based artist Sarah Sitkin. By directly molding actual bodies, Sitkin’s BODYSUITS has turned human bodies into wearable garments. The wearer is invited to empathize, confront, and reevaluate the judgement we hold to the bodies of others as well as our own by literally walking in “someone else’s skin.”
This special exhibition is included with the regular price of admission at The Health Museum, which is $8 for children 3 to 12 years old and seniors 65 and above; $10 for adults; and free on Free Family Thursdays from 2-7 p.m. Active and retired personnel receive half-off admission for up to four people. Visitors will be able to share their experiences discovering the new exhibition using the hashtag #MoreThanSkinDeep.
Body as a Work of Art: More Than Skin Deep will be on display at The Health Museum, 1515 Hermann Dr., Houston, TX 77004 through Friday, January 11, 2019. For more information about Body as a Work of Art: More Than Skin Deep, visit http://www.thehealthmuseum.org/bodyart or call (713) 521-1515. [Organizer's description]