David J. Sencer CDC Museum:
In Association with the Smithsonian Institution
Art in Science: Selections from Emerging Infectious Diseases©
March 19 - September 12, 2014
In 2006, the David J. Sencer CDC Museum presented A Journal for Our Times: Emerging Infectious Diseases. This popular exhibition highlighted the cover art of the journal, beginning with its inception in 1995. The second installment coincides with the Oxford University Press publication of Art in Science: Selections from Emerging Infectious Diseases.
Drawing from all art history, the covers of Emerging Infectious Diseases are intended to attract but also to surprise, delight, inspire, and enlighten with the premise that art humanizes and enhances scientific content and educates readers outside their areas of expertise about important unnoticed connections. Through the years, art has breathed life into technical content. Journal covers have provided a fast tour of infectious disease emergence through the lives and times of artists and their craft and through literary and science connections.
Celebrating the accomplishments of this remarkable journal, Art in Science showcases a complete set of covers from 2006 through today and selected enlargements. Blending science and the arts offers a multidisciplinary approach to disease emergence: poverty and war, increased global travel, ongoing natural disasters, and human-animal interactions.
What’s Cooking, Uncle Sam?
The Government’s Effect on The American Diet
Opening Fall 2014
Food. We love it, fear it, and obsess about it.
We demand that our Government ensure that it is safe, cheap, and abundant. In response, Government has been a factor in the production, regulation, research, innovation, and economics of our food supply. It has also attempted, with varying success, to change the eating habits of Americans.
From the farm to the dinner table, explore the records of the National Archives that trace the Government’s effect on what Americans eat.