Bodies Human exhibit comes to Louisville

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Posted on August 15, 2009 at 6:42 PM

Updated Friday, Sep 9 at 3:54 PM

Louisville, Ky. (WHAS11) - Some call it art, others call it skin and bones, we all have it underneath us and this weekend you can see how it works at the Mellwood Arts and Entertainment on Mellwood Avenue.

The Bodies Human exhibit opens Saturday.

It features more than 100 human specimens.

The specimens are stripped down to show the systems' organs, showing how the body moves when you do things like throw a Frisbee or play soccer.

It's supposed to get you thinking about how the choices you make with your body affects what's underneath you.

Lynx Exhibits gets the specimens from Corcoran laboratories out of Michigan.

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Corcoran uses unclaimed bodies from Taiwan.

The bodies shown in the exhibit are plastinated, which means they go through a dehydration process to remove all fluids.

They are then injected with plastic to give them a rubber-like look and texture.

Bodies like these that are plastinated last for many years but there are parts of the exhibit that might not be for everyone because the genitalia are exposed.

Lynx chose to bring the exhibit to Louisville because of its ties to Louisville.

The owner Mike Churchman was born and raised in the city and so was the exhibit director.

Bodies Human will be on display through June 21st.

Tickets are $15 and $12 for students, seniors and kids 5-years-old to 12-years-old Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

The exhibit begins at 10:00 a.m.

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