The Changing Face of
National Traveling Exhibition
Tour began Spring 1999
The Changing Face of Women’s Health, funded by the National Institutes of Health and the CDC, was developed at a time when the explosion of knowledge about women’s bodies and minds was changing the way health in general was defined—as a blending of biology, society and the choices each person makes. The exhibition presented a sampler of health issues across the lifespan, organized around four central themes—risk, detection, prevention and control. In each thematic area, compelling personal stories provided jumping off points for hands-on exploration, computer-based activities and interaction with art in a range of media.
This landmark exhibit made a dramatic statement about how the burgeoning field of women’s health had a profound impact on the lives of women and men, interweaving cutting edge science with the emotional appeal of real women’s stories.
“You are what you eat” translates into a photo-op art form and identifying icon of the Prevention area.
In the Calcium IQ Game, visitors create a day’s worth of menus to meet daily recommended calcium requirements for their own age and sex.
Authentic, first-person stories are presented through a combination of video, touchable breast models and life-sized mammograms, giving visitors new ways to share four women’s very different experiences with detection techniques.