While I won't go as far as Tony at Tony's Kansas City, I sort of do protest the new exhibit (opening Feb. 29th) at Union Station, "Bodies Revealed" While I really don't know if the participants in this science meets art project really and truly "volunteered" to give their bodies to it, I really don't think we'll ever know. Are you going to take the word of Red China as Gospel Truth? Yeah, I didn't think so.
Humanitarian issues aside, I think it's just gross. There are some parts of the body I just don't need to see. While I understand that it's supposed to show the anatomy and physiology of the human body, do we really need a traveling exhibit? I wouldn't want the dreaded question from my child of "What's THAT, Mommy?"
Many people that I've talked to that have seen it say that it's very tastefully done and really pretty interesting, but, ya know what kids, I think I'm sitting this one out.
I'm very squeamish. I don't like blood and veins and guts. Not my thing.
I do applaud Union Station for getting such a huge exhibit though. Guess they proved themselves during the Dead Sea Scrolls last year, which was a totally kick ass exhibit. I went with Handsome Hubby on my 30th birthday and WOW, that sort of put aging in a whole different perspective.
I've pretty much always enjoyed their "Smithsonian" exhibits. My favorite was probably Titanic, but I really like "Daniel's Story" (about a boy in the Holocaust). This time, I'll sit it out.
Not your thing either? Do yourself a favor and go support one of the other really great museums that you've never visited in Kansas City. Being a Museum Mama (Moxie still in tact), let me suggest:
John Wornall House Museum
Shawnee Indian Mission
Negro Leagues Baseball Museum
Strawberry Hill Museum
Bingham Waggoner Estate
Jesse James Museum
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Posted by MoxieMamaKC at 7:46 PM