Jersey City, NJ (May 31, 2001)
Explore how, in a short span of nine months, we go from a single cell
to a complex organism composed of trillions of cells through Prenatal
Imagery: Art from Within, a photo exhibit premiering at Liberty
Science Center starting June 14, 2001 through June 16, 2002.
The images included
in the photo exhibit are produced by advanced imaging technologies and
diagnostic tools such as ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging, and
magnetic resonance microscopy. Such technological advancements have
opened a window onto this complex phase of human life that has been
hidden from human view until the last thirty years. By highlighting
images from a variety of imaging technologies, in combination with
accurate scientific content, all guests can connect to the
developmental process and fulfill the curiosity and interest we all
share in prenatal development.
demonstrating the complexity of prenatal development, the images of
Prenatal Imagery stand at the intersection of art and science. The
very technologies created to fulfill health needs have proven to
create such images that stand on their own as beautiful, evocative
encompasses the Liberty Science Center themes of health, environment,
and invention, which together comprise the reality of life on earth.
The content addresses the role of the uterine environment in prenatal
development, the invention of technologies and the effect of these
inventions, and human development and health.
Art from Within is an educational photo exhibit created by Liberty
Science Center, and will begin traveling to science museums across the
country starting August 2002. The exhibit is made possible with
funding from Johnson & Johnson.
advisors involved with creating the exhibit are: Leon G. Smith Jr.,
MD, Director, Maternal-Fetal Medicine at St. Barnabas Medical Center
in Livingston, NJ; Barry B. Goldberg, MD, Director, Jefferson
Ultrasound Institute and Professor of Radiology, Thomas Jefferson
University Hospital and Medical College in Philadelphia, PA; and
George Bega, MD, Clinical Instructor, Division of Maternal-Fetal
Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Thomas Jefferson
University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA.