Posted Tuesday --- January 15, 2008
Body Worlds exhibit could draw 500,000
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- An exhibit of human corpses that has draw large crowds in a dozen other U.S. cities will help the bottom line at the Milwaukee Public Museum.
The "Body Worlds" marketers say nearly 25 million people have seen the exhibit of preserved corpses in various poses.
One skinless body is posed dribbling a basketball. His skull has been lifted to expose his brain. Many of the bodies have flesh stripped away to show organs, muscles and tissue.
The exhibit opens Friday and will stay in Milwaukee for 4 1/2 months.
Museum president Dan Finley says the exhibit is crucial in bringing the museum back from the brink of a financial crisis.
Finley expects the museum will net at least $1 million from "Body Worlds."