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Angélica Dass


Currently featured film: The beauty of human skin in every color

  • Run Time: 11 minutes 27 seconds


Angélica Dass's photography challenges how we think about skin color and ethnic identity. In this personal talk, hear about the inspiration behind her portrait project, Humanæ, and her pursuit to document humanity's true colors rather than the untrue white, red, black and yellow associated with race.


What People Are Saying

"I really loved this video. It shows how important beauty is, despite skin color diversity. The human being must appreciate the differences. Sometimes, we all have to undergo any kind of discrimination, either by our color skin, religion, nationality, height, financial situation, language, sickness, sexual orientation and so forth. But we are all the same. - A. Victoria, TED.com


"There is no place for discrimination on this world and we should work hard to achieve that. Any type of discrimination is ignorance. Very touching speech!" - M. Adamovic, TED.com


"Powerful, relevant and beautifully illustrated message. We are human first." - S. Trivedi, TED.com


"The idea is beautiful. It's really very refreshing, informative and more importantly 'touching' talk. Highly recommended to all." - Open School, YouTube


This film is included in the cost of your general admission ticket purchase.

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My 8-year old son a positive experience, during a recent Health Museum visit. It was fun and he walked away with a curiosity about the human body and interest to learn more information.


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Other Exhibits


Now - January 1, 2018

In this powerful exhibit featuring the photography of Howard G. Buffett, 40 photographs document the world hunger crisis as part of a global awareness campaign. Traveling to more than 137 countries, Buffett turned his camera lens on the powerful forces that fuel hunger and poverty.


September 30 - January 1, 2018

Human Plus: Real Lives + Real Engineering, an engaging exhibition, shows how we all can use our ingenuity to build body replacements, develop brain-machine interfaces, and engineer unique assistive tools that push human potential beyond limits.


DeBakey Cell Lab

You don’t need to be a scientist to enter, but you’ll feel like one when you leave! Gear up with a lab coat, gloves and goggles and travel through experiment stations in both English and Spanish.


Take a larger-than-life walking tour through the human body and learn more about how your major organs work in this permanent exhibit.