Hall of Health, Arts & Industries Building, by Unknown, 1957, Smithsonian Archives - History Div, Hall of Health opened November 3, 1957, in the Arts & Industries Building as part of the Exhibits Modernization Program. The old Public Health Gallery was closed in 1952 and this Hall of Health is the result of four years of planning and developing. The theme of the new Hall is: Through the Ages, Man's Knowledge of His Body. The center attraction in the new hall is a transparent figure of a woman, which by means of electronics, light, and sound, shows the location and explains the function of the major organs of the body..