Art Under The Microscope

The University of Michigan Health System and Fiber Artists@Loose Ends have partnered to show artistic interpretations of scientific images. Online they’ve teamed up with to show a selection from the traveling exhibit Art Under the Microscope.

“The exhibition Art Under the Microscope presents impressive scientific imagery interpreted through textile arts, a perfect blending of art and science. […] This unique collection of sixteen art quilts, created by the group Fiber Artists @ Loose Ends, is inspired by the beauty of scientific photographs taken through the microscope. In the course of this work, the microscope and special stains are used to examine tissues for alterations in structure or function that are characteristic of health or disease. Art under the Microscope aims to honor scientific research efforts, enrich community spaces by bringing the arts into everyday life, and raise public awareness about the importance of the arts in healthcare settings.”

Art under the Microscope
October 19 through December 14, 2012
Location: University of Michigan

For everyone who is not so lucky to see this exhibit in person, make sure to check out the dedicated pages on and Fiber Artists@Loose Ends.




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