Frankenstein: Penetrating the Secrets of Nature

Monday, September 24, 2012 - 10:00am to Friday, November 2, 2012 - 5:00pm
Event Location: 
Old Capitol Center
Iowa City, IA

This National Institutes of Health traveling exhibit explores Mary Shelley's world that gave birth to Frankenstein. The exhibit examines how playwrights and filmmakers transformed the Frankenstein story into one of the Western world's most enduring myths. It considers how Mary Shelley's unfortunate creature frequently provides a framework for discussions of contemporary biomedical advances such as cloning, which challenge our traditional understanding of what it means to be human.