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As Others See Us – Will Scotland Be Brave?

Oh wad some Pow’r the giftie gie us To see oursel’s as others see us! It wad frae monie a blunder free us An’ foolish notion. - Robert Burns On this, the day before the vote on whether Scotland should be an independent country, I would like to share with you some Scottish art. ‘As Others See Us‘ is a photography exhibition featuring portraits of famous Scots (and adop... »

FACE OFF: Skull-A-Day v. Street Anatomy Gallery Show at the IMSS

FACE OFF: Skull-A-Day v. Street Anatomy Gallery Show at the IMSS

I attended the opening to this ongoing show on May 31st (Skull Appreciation Day!). It runs at the International Museum of Surgical Science in Chicago until August 25th. As I have mentioned in the past, this is a really cool location in its own right and has at least a painting and a statue devoted to skeptical hero Ignaz Semmelweis. Here he is telling med students to WASH THEIR DAMN HANDS after di... »

Preparing For a Body Positive Summer

Preparing For a Body Positive Summer

The weather has been warming and it has me thinking about the ever impending booty short season and how I can stay body positive and embrace my curves. »

Jordan Eagles :: BLOOD WORKS at the International Museum of Surgical Science

Jordan Eagles :: BLOOD WORKS at the International Museum of Surgical Science

I recently attended the (tail end of the) opening of Jordan Eagles‘ BLOOD WORKS at the International Museum of Surgical Science in Chicago. I also had a chance to chat with the artist about his work. Thanks to Street Anatomy for the heads up! As a side note, can I just say how awesome medical museums are? Besides the curiosities and trepanned skulls, they just make you glad to be alive NOW a... »

Happy Skull Appreciation Day!

Happy Skull Appreciation Day!

We were recently informed by @hi_im_monkey that today, June 4, is Skull Appreciation Day. Let’s celebrate! Skull Appreciation Day is the brainchild (skullchild?) of Noah Scalin of Skull-a-Day, a fantastic exploration of skull art and pareidolia that everyone should check out. If you live in Richmond, VA consider attending the official event at Gallery 5. For those of us that live in other pa... »

Mad Group Art: May 25

Mad Group Art: May 25

Today’s Mad Pic Lab word is: Rats, you know, like our mascot! Yesterday’s submissions are pending, because I have to leave for the airport in 3 hours and I haven’t considered things like packing and running to the store to pick up essential travel supplies or that I haven’t even pinned yesterday’s submissions to Pinterest. So come back for awesome poetry later today. ... »

TTDH #3, Winning Randi’s Paranormal Challenge

TTDH #3, Winning Randi’s Paranormal Challenge

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Mad Group Art: May 22

Mad Group Art: May 22

Today’s Mad Pic Lab word is: Font Holy crap are you people creative and funny! The Higgs Boson submissions for yesterday were great. I laughed… a lot.  Seriously, Higgs Bison killed me. I’m writing this from the grave. I love you all. And our next 10 days together are going to be the best last 10 days of a project ever! And if you’re still not involved yet because you don&#... »

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