Art & Ideas Looking Through Art: Art & Medicine
What story does art tell of the body and our relationship to it? Through a mix of gallery tours, discussion, and drawing classes, this course provides an introduction to how art can help us think about the body, and our social engagement with the body. We aim to foster a discussion about the intertwined history of medicine and the visual arts, and to encourage ‘critical’ looking.
This course is co-led by AGO’s artist-instructor Kerry Kim together with Allison Crawford and Lisa Richardson.
Allison Crawford is a Psychiatrist and Associate Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto. She is also a Faculty member in the Department of English and School of Graduate Studies. She has a PhD in English Literature and an interest in visual art, humanities and medicine. She is Editor-in-Chief of Ars Medica (www.ars-medica.ca)
Lisa Richardson (MA, MD) is an award-winning clinician-educator and Assistant Professor in the University of Toronto’s Division of General Internal Medicine. Her academic interest lies in the integration of critical, non-bioscientific perspectives within medical education. Lisa is Co-Lead, Person Centred Care Education, Wellness Lead for the Core Internal Medicine Residency Program, and Faculty Co-Lead in Indigenous Medical Education, In the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto.
Both Allison and Lisa are also Co-Curators of The Body Electric, an annual digital art show sponsored by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, and AMS Phoenix (https://thebodyelectric-lecorpselectrique.ca/)
This course runs bi-weekly on Thursday October 11, 25, November 8 & 22 .
This course meets in the AGO's Anne Tanenbaum Gallery School. Participants must be 18 or older. Space is limited.
Students are required to purchase a pre-made supplies kit developed specifically for the course. For more information, please contact the Contact Centre at (416) 979-6608.