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May 19, 2008

"Museum Kills Live Exhibit"

Not a headline that you'd expect, especially about an art museum. But this article from the New York Times tells what happened to one object from the recent exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, Design and the Elastic Mind, a tiny coat made from mouse stem cells (you see, science does come into this story). Kept alive in an incubator with nutrients, the curator recently had to kill the coat because it was growng too fast, clogging the incubator.

To read the story:
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/13/science/13coat.html?ex=1368331200&en=32f16de1bcb23faa&ei=5124&partner=permalink&exprod=permalink

To visit the online exhibition and related materials:
http://www.moma.org/exhibitions/exhibitions.php?id=5632

Posted by cshannon at May 19, 2008 10:17 AM

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