One of the exhibits that made a lasting impression on me as a kid when we visited Chicago was the Body Slices exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry. It displayed human bodies sliced 1/2 inch thick and displayed in window-like glass cases that were viewable on both sides. I remember being simultaneously captivated and repulsed seeing the slices of organs, bone and skin that still had bits of hair on it.
Taking that idea to a slightly less gross, but no less fascinating level is artist Lisa Nilsson’s Tissue Series, a collection of intricately recreated body cross sections made from rolled paper.
Via Michael McDowell