Frankenstein: Penetrating the Secrets of Nature

Exhibit Start Date: 
Oct 22, 2018 (All day)
Exhibit End Date: 
Nov 30, 2018 (All day)
Location: 
Health Sciences Library, 2nd Floor, Main Lobby

This traveling exhibition explores the enduring power of the Frankenstein story to expose hidden fears of science and technology—both in the original novel and shaped into new forms, such as plays, films and comics. The story provides a framework for discussions of medical advances that challenge our traditional understanding of what it means to be human. Come learn about the birth of Frankenstein, the life of author Mary Shelley, the scientific search for the principle of life and the transformation of the “monster” in popular culture. Explore the online exhibit.

Last updated Oct 4, 2018 by cdstewart