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Watching Hands: Artists Respond to Keeping Well

watching hands

Image Credit: Victore, Bankston, Dumphy

September 24, 2011 – January 13, 2012

This exhibit showcases the work of six artists who interpret the act of hand washing in innovative and unexpected ways. Recent H1N1 prevention campaigns have highlighted the importance of hand washing as one of the most effective ways to stay well.

Sponsored by Georgia Pacific and the CDC Foundation, and curated by Louise E. Shaw, CDC Museum Curator, this exhibition stretches the boundaries of current public health campaigns through painting, drawing, graphic design, sculpture, installation, and new media. Making the connection between hand washing and keeping well, the work—all new for this exhibition–ranges from the humorous to the spiritual. The artists include: John Bankston (San Francisco); Didi Dunphy (Athens, GA); Joe Peragine (Atlanta); Katherine L. Ross (Chicago); Laura Splan (Brooklyn, NY); and James Victore (Brooklyn, NY).


Special Curator Tours, with Louise Shaw
12:30 to 1:30
Monday, November 14
Wednesday, November 30
Thursday, December 15
Wednesday, January 11

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Special Opening Event (Museum Day)
Meet the Artists
No reservations Required
Saturday, September 24, 2011

Artist Videos

John Bankston

John Bankston (2:46)

Joe Peragine

Joe Peragine (2:47)

Didi Dunphy

Didi Dunphy (2:47)

James Victore

James Victore (2:07)

Laura Splan

Laura Splan (2:38)

Katherine Ross

Katherine Ross (2:55)

Page last reviewed: October 11, 2011