What is Body of Inquiry?

Four intergenerational and interdisciplinary artists have plunged into the muck of local Kansas City waterways and emerged with an even greater understanding for the complexity found where, at first glance, there appears to be little to look at.

This immersive installation at the UMKC Gallery of Art, featuring researchers and artists from the Stowers Institute of Medical Research and the Kansas City Art Institute, celebrates the joy of discovery, inviting visitors to engage with and observe planarian flatworms on micro, macro, and life-size scales. Explore our interpretations and examine your own in this body of work featuring video projection, live planarians, and individual responses from each artist.

What can these flatworms teach us about being human?

Various Works