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Foster Gallery exhibit: Exploring the body through the lens of art

| Amanda Bulger

Photo caption: This micrograph of thin skin, which will be on display in the Foster Gallery's "Body Parts" exhibit, shows the epidermis with its different strata resting on the dermis. (Stock photo)

The Foster Gallery at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, in partnership with UW-Eau Claire's Institute for Health Sciences, will present “Body Parts,” an exhibition exploring six body organs through the lens of art.

The exhibition will be on view from Feb. 4-March 9, with an opening reception from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3. All gallery events are free and open to the public; face masks are required.

“Body Parts” will explore the human body from the microscopic to the metaphysical realm through photomicrographs, medical images, and realistic and interpretive anatomic works by professional artists and UW-Eau Claire students. The exhibit will focus on six organs: bones, brain, heart, kidney, lungs and skin, and will include artworks, writing and medical images that investigate the six body parts from various perspectives.

The exhibition will be curated by Dr. Mel Kantor, chair of the Institute for Health Sciences; Jill Olm, associate professor of art & design; and Amanda Bulger, lecturer of art & design, in collaboration with the art & design and biology faculty as well as Dr. Alicia Arnold, an Eau Claire radiologist. 

For gallery hours, visit the Foster Gallery webpage.