Inhibition: This could be dull.
Betty’s Response: You’re dull.
Experience: This past Friday I visited Chicago’s Museum of Surgical Science.
$15 ticket, Student group rates available.
Open Tues-Fri 10-4 and Sat-Sun 10-5
What I didn’t know: Originally the home of Eleanor Robinson Countiss, daughter of a Diamond Match Company executive, is now the historic home of the Museum of Surgical Science. Changing hands in 1950 the museum opened in 1954 under the new owner/director Dr. Max Thorek. The French chateau, inspired by and built in likeness of Versailles’ Le Petit Trianon, now houses four floors that exhibit…
Exhibitions also include, Surgicogenomics, a hall of murals and paintings, a library, a Japan Hall of Fame, the Taiwan Room, a Health Career Center, a Prenatal room exhibiting preserved remains of infants at various growth stages and deformities, Enduring and alleviating Pain, Spinal and Cardiovascular surgery, The evolution of Nursing, and two Contemporary Artists in Residency Exhibitions that are in-part funded by the Illinois Arts Council.
Not dull at ALL!!! Many thanks to all the information I collected from the museum’s website, on-site gallery box office, and the gallery attendant.
So for now Betty and I are off and extending to you an invitation to…SHOW ME WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW!!
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SteamPunked- Benjamin T. Jones
I wondered if i could get the supplies to construct my own steampunk themed insect.
(Steampunk is a subgenre of science fiction, which is derivative of the less popular cyberpunk, along with a few other “punks”) I acquired my supplies from my grandfather and Felicia. While building it i gained a sense of self-confidence and inspiration. i am planning on building more insects such as an arachnid made of gears and a bead, and a large ant made from cans.
WHAT I LEARNED- That projects like this are closer than you might think, all you have to do is reach out a little further.