Festival of Medical History and the Arts, “Art, Anatomy, and the Body: Vesalius 500″
Date: October 18, 2014
Time: 11:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Location: The New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street, New York, NY 10029
Our second-annual Festival of Medical History and the Arts celebrates the 500th birthday of anatomist and humanist Andreas Vesalius. Vesalius’ groundbreaking De humani corporis fabrica (The Fabric of the Human Body) of 1543 is a key Renaissance text, which profoundly changed medical training, anatomical knowledge, and artistic representations of the body. Few figures have been so influential to the arts, learning, and medicine; Vesalius’ influence has persisted over the centuries in anatomical training, representations of the body and the visual arts. Join us to celebrate his legacy in a day-long event with three floors of programming from 11am to 6:30pm.
“Art, Anatomy, and the Body: Vesalius 500″ is guest curated by artist and anatomist Riva Lehrer. Register now to see over 20 speakers, performers, cartoonists, and artists explore the intertwined histories of art and anatomy and illustration and medicine; contemporary visual and performance art and the body; questions of identity and intersexuality, disability, and representation; 3D anatomical printing demonstrations and more. Full details and guest posts from participants can be found throughout the summer on our blog Books, Health and History.
Cost: General admission $35; NYAM Fellows, Members, and Friends of the Rare Book Room $20; Students and hospital house staff (ID required) FREE; Wheelchair seating and companion seat $35