New Exhibition at NC Museum of Art Showcases the ‘Art of Science and Innovation’

Images highlight medical research from labs of UNC School of Medicine
scientists

RALEIGH, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–A new exhibition at the North Carolina Museum of Art, “The Art of
Science and Innovation,” showcases the hidden beauty of biomedical
research that could help unlock new, life-saving treatments.


The free exhibition runs through Jan. 14, 2019, and features stunning
images from the labs of UNC School of Medicine scientists. The
exhibition contains just a few examples of how these researchers use
images to better understand the structures that make up an organism,
visualize the tissues of the brain that make memory possible, or capture
the moment when a cell learns to differentiate itself.

These images may one day rewrite the future of medicine by providing
insight into the most basic functions of the body and deepening our
understanding of such diverse diseases as cystic fibrosis, heart disease
and autism spectrum disorder.

“The images in the exhibition showcase the unexpected beauty found in
the life-changing medical and scientific research that happens every day
at UNC,” said Dr. Bill Roper, CEO of UNC Health Care and Dean of the UNC
School of Medicine. “As North Carolina’s health care system, UNC Health
Care approaches medicine through collaboration and creative thinking,
striving to deliver high quality care for all North Carolinians. We are
incredibly proud of these researchers who exemplify that combination of
creativity and scientific thinking.”

“The Art of Science and Innovation is an important example of arts
integration,” said Emily Kotecki, manager of Interpretation at the North
Carolina Museum of Art. “Integrating the arts helps collapse the walls
of traditional subject matter and makes all learners more aware of the
interdisciplinary world they inhabit. The NCMA uses this approach in
working with teachers and students to make connections, foster creative
and critical thinking, and develop awareness of multiple perspectives.”

A summary with additional details is available here,
and a Dropbox of the images with descriptions and the researcher
biographies is available here.

About UNC Health Care

UNC
Health Care
is an integrated health care system comprised of UNC
Hospitals
and its provider network, UNC Faculty Physicians, UNC
Physicians Network
, the clinical patient care programs of the UNC
School of Medicine
. Additional hospital entities and health care
systems include UNC
Rex
Healthcare, Chatham
Hospital
, Johnston
Health
, Pardee
Hospital
, Caldwell
Memorial
, Nash
Health Care
, Wayne
Memorial
, UNC
Lenoir Health Care
and UNC
Rockingham Health Care
.

About the North Carolina Museum of Art

The North Carolina Museum of Art’s permanent collection spans more than
5,000 years, from ancient Egypt to the present, making the institution
one of the premier art museums in the South. The Museum’s collection
provides educational, aesthetic, intellectual, and cultural experiences
for the citizens of North Carolina and beyond. The 164-acre Museum Park
showcases the connection between art and nature through site-specific
works of environmental art. The Museum offers changing national touring
exhibitions, classes, lectures, family activities, films, and concerts.
The Museum opened West Building, home to the permanent collection, in
2010. The North Carolina Museum of Art is located at 2110 Blue Ridge
Road in Raleigh. It is the art museum of the State of North Carolina,
Roy Cooper, governor, and an agency of the Department of Natural and
Cultural Resources, Susi Hamilton, secretary. More information on the
Museum and its programming can be found at www.ncartmuseum.org.

Contacts

North Carolina Museum of Art
Kat Harding
(919) 664-6795
KHarding@ncartmuseum.org
or
UNC
Health Care
Alan Wolf
919-218-7103
alan.wolf@unchealth.unc.edu

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