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'Many Faces Of Our Mental Health': Photos From Museum Of Science Exhibit04:27
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An artist, a doctor and a journalist (no, that's not the set up to a joke) have come together for a new exhibit at the Museum of Science called "Many Faces of Our Mental Health."

Artist Lynda Michaud Cutrell, psychiatrist-scientist Dr. Bruce Cohen and science journalist Dr. Rae Simpson curated the exhibit using recent research, personal stories and data to show how mental illness affects all aspects of health.

The exhibit, open through Feb. 11, showcases a sculpture of the full human DNA sequence showcases specific genes and proteins using different colors, as well as portraits of people affected by mental illness.

Lynda Cutrell joined Morning Edition to talk about the ideas behind some of her pieces.

See photos from the exhibit below:

(Courtesy of Studio Nouveau)
(Courtesy of Studio Nouveau)
Artist Lynda Cutrell is pictured with her friend of nine years, Clarence Jordan. Jordan is a former Vietnam War Naval aviator and was diagnosed with depression. (Courtesy of Mike Ciesielski)
Artist Lynda Cutrell is pictured with her friend of nine years, Clarence Jordan. Jordan is a former Vietnam War Naval aviator and was diagnosed with depression. (Courtesy of Mike Ciesielski)
A photo of Lynda Cutrell’s “The spectrum, we are all on it somewhere.” The sculpture is made of Plexiglas and the different colors represent different symptoms of mental illness found in the U.S. population. (Courtesy of Cutrell)
A photo of Lynda Cutrell’s “The spectrum, we are all on it somewhere.” The sculpture is made of Plexiglas and the different colors represent different symptoms of mental illness found in the U.S. population. (Courtesy of Cutrell)
The Dukakises (Courtesy of Paul Foley)
The Dukakises (Courtesy of Paul Foley)

This segment aired on January 3, 2018.

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