CDC Brings New Exhibit to David J. Spencer Museum

Thursday May 24, 2012

By Susan Finch, Susan Finch

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Visit Atlanta's CDC Museum, a Smithsonian Institution Affiliate, to see the new exhibit Savior of Mothers: The Forgotten Ballet of Dr. Ignaz Semmelweis starting on June 11 to Sept. 5, 2012.

Created by multi-disiplinary artist and scholar, Joanna Ebenstein, the exhibit features artifacts and ephemera related to an imaginary 19th century ballet. The ballet is based on the true story of Hungarian doctor Ignaz Semmelweis from the 1800's who tried to curb "childbed fever" and eventually succumbed to the disease himself.

Ebenstein blends art, science, death, culture, religion and a medical history to create morbidly beautiful stories and artwork. Who knew the CDC boasted such a poetic spirit?

If you're on the fence about going to the exhibit, remember the David J. Sencer CDC Museum is just one of Atlanta's many free attractions.


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