Art and Neuroscience + Teaching the History of Medicine using Great Art Works
TUESDAY 24 FEBRUARY to THURSDAY 5 MARCH
Lectures and artist talks begin at 7PM | FREE ADMISSION
Art and Neuroscience
Richard Brown, Department of Psychology, Institute of Neuroscience, Dalhousie University.
Teaching the History of Medicine using Great Art Works
Jock Murray, former Dean of Medicine and Professor Emeritus of Medical Humanities, Dalhousie University.
Anyone who is interested in the intertwined histories of art and science, medical representation, the philosophy of science, the concept of nature and the body, the theory of art, the role of illustration in art history and the history of the book, the application of crafting techniques within contemporary art, the place of vision in biomedical research, the epistemology of drawing, theories of the imagination, anatomical dissection and anatomy labs, semiotics, aesthetics, and the optics of science (among many other related topics) will need to come to this copiously illustrated, and fascinating set of talks at the Dalhousie Art Gallery. Taken together, these talks point toward an understanding of the history and practices within biomedicine and anatomy, to which both the contemporary art and historical materials featured in Anatomica belong.
Biomedical Visions is held in conjunction with the exhibition Anatomica featuring contemporary art, historical anatomical atlases and medical models.
Anatomica runs through to Sunday 9 March 2015
Curated by Cindy Stelmackowich
Lyn Carter, Maura Doyle, Garry Neill Kennedy, Kaisu Koski, Maskull Lasserre, Lucy Lyons, Sarah Maloney, Lisa Nilsson, Howie Tsui
Dalhousie Art Gallery acknowledges the generous support from the sponsors of this series:
Dalhousie University Faculty of Science
Dalhousie University Department of Medical Neuroscience
Dalhousie Faculty of Medicine, Division of Medical Education, Humanities-H.E.A.L.S. Program
Canada Council for the Arts