In this exhibition, Wanenmacher investigates The Human Radiation Experiments that occurred in the United States from the 1940's through the 1970's. The experiments were conducted without informed consent on many of society's most vulnerable-the poor, the sick, the disenfranchised, and children.
"The Science Club" refers to an experiment that happened in a Massachusetts home for developmentally disabled children. Boys were fed oatmeal and milk that contained radioactive particles, in order to track the effectiveness of added vitamins. To encourage the boys to participate, the scientist called the experiment "The Science Club".
"The Boy's Room" refers to an experiment at Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory in which doctors used their own children and children in the community in radioactive tracer experiments.
During the run of the exhibition, the exhibited objects will be sold through a silent auction process. Bidding can be done at the mobile gallery or by contacting the gallery or by telephone at 505-670-5854 or 505-670-7612. Photos of the objects are below. Bidding ends at 8pm on Sunday July 29th.
All proceeds from sales will support the work of Concerned Citizens for Nuclear Safety, Nuke Watch, The Los Alamos Study Group, and Axle Contemporary.
This show is made of artifacts from the show "The Science Club: The Boy's Room" that was at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art in 2008.
Article in the Pasatiempo here
Artifacts from the Boys Room
July 24 – July 29, 2018
One week only
visit daily for locations and hours.
Schedule / Locations
Tuesday, July 24
5-7pm, Railyard Shade Structure by Farmers Market
Wednesday, July 25
6-8 pm Plaza Bandstand Concert
Thursday, July 26
11-2, La Montañita Co-op
Friday July, 27
5–8 pm, Railyard by Farmers Market/SITE Santa Fe
Saturday, July 28
morning in front of SITE/Farmers Market afternoon on Canyon Rd.
Swan Park Concert 6-8pm
Sunday, July 29
Canyon Road 12-3 &
Closing Event & Final Auction Bidding, 5-8, Phil Space, 1410 2nd street
The following photographs represent items available for the silent auction. Call 505-670-5854 or 505-670-7612 for more information on the items, current bid price, or to place a bid. Or stop by the gallery in person. Final bidding will take place at Phil Space on Sunday, July 29th from 5-8pm.