Virginia Living Museum

NN museum hosts 'Bodies Revealed'

NN museum hosts 'Bodies Revealed'

A skeleton straddles a bicycle, a muscle-bound athlete winds up for a baseball pitch, and another figure stares blank-eyed into the distance. The whole body specimens displayed as part of "Bodies Revealed," an Atlanta-based exhibition of preserved, dissected human bodies that's been on tour for nine years, reveal the inner workings of the body through a variety of poses. They're accompanied by additional displays of polymer-preserved body parts, both healthy and diseased.

The exhibition opens Saturday at the Virginia Living Museum in Newport News and runs until Sept. 2. It's part of the museum's expanded mission, developed in its 2012 strategic plan, to examine human...