Donald Curley Lecture Series 2015: The Medical Paintings of Thomas Eakins

When: Sun., Feb. 22, 2-4 p.m. 2015

This lecture series features Dr. Jock Murray, who will discuss the ways in which medicine and art are connected. Coffee and snacks will be provided. A neurologist, previous Dean of Medicine at Dalhousie University, Professor Emertius, and previous Professor of Medical Humanities, Dr. Murray specializes in multiple sclerosis. He has spoken numerous times on medical history, literature and art. He is in the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame and has been awarded both the Officer of the Order of Canada and the Officer of the Order of Nova Scotia. This lecture is on the topic of Thomas Eakins, an art teacher in the subject of anatomy during the late 19th century who lost his position for going too far in the eyes of the public, and quite a few of his paintings were met with distaste. While his medical paintings were not accepted during that time, they now have been placed with the best American works of art, one even going for the most money ever given for a piece from America.

Price: $15 (for each lecture)

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