The Lankenau Institute for Medical Research (LIMR) 2013 Spring Exhibition, “Art Meets Science: Abstraction and Microscopy,” opens Tuesday, April 2, with an evening reception from 5-7:30 pm. The exhibit, located on LIMR’s lower level, 100 E. Lancaster Avenue, Wynnewood, will be open Monday through Friday through June 7 from 10am-2pm, or by appointment by calling 484.476.8400.
The abstract art, created by local artists Deborah Leavy, Deann Mills and Christine Stoughton, was juried by the LIMR Art Committee and members of the Lankenau Women’s Board. The selected show pieces are available for purchase, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit research at LIMR.
Also on display are microscopy images from LIMR, which can be considered abstract art as well. Visitors can compare and contrast the different types of artwork, appreciating the relationships between science and art. The mission of the LIMR Art Gallery is to recognize that scientists and artists explore similar, fundamental questions with respect to what people see and understand about living forms.
The Lankenau Institute for Medical Research is a non-profit biomedical research organization located on the campus of Lankenau Medical Center. The organization is dedicated to advancing human health through research, technology transfer, and the education of the next generation of scientists and physicians.
Lankenau Medical Center, a member of Main Line Health, is recognized as a national leader in advancing new options to diagnose and treat illness, protect against disease and save lives. Located on a 93-acre suburban campus just outside of Philadelphia, the 389-bed, not-for-profit teaching hospital includes one of the nation’s leading cardiovascular centers; the Lankenau Institute of Medical Research, one of the few freestanding hospital-associated research centers in the nation; and the Annenberg Conference Center for Medical Education. Lankenau offers state-of-the-art services from cancer care to maternity care. Lankenau is ranked number seven in Pennsylvania and number four in the Philadelphia metro area in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals, is ranked nationally for diabetes and endocrinology, and is high-performing in 11 of 16 potential categories: cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, ear, nose and throat, gastroenterology and GI surgery, geriatrics, gynecology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology and urology. Lankenau has achieved The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for stroke care and breast cancer care and is one of the nation’s Top Performing Hospitals for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care. Lankenau has also been ranked for multiple years as one of the top 50 cardiovascular hospitals in the nation by Truven Health Analytics. The hospital has achieved MAGNET® designation, the nation’s highest award for excellence in nursing care. For more information about Lankenau Medical Center, visit mainlinehealth.org/lankenau.
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