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How the Manifestations of Medical Diagnoses Have Shaped the Art World
Jul 13, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm| Free
A talk by Megan McGill, M.D., Ph.D.
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Disease changes lives…and art.
For centuries, art and music have reflected not only contemporary cultural and political themes but also the lives of the artists themselves. For example, medical diagnoses have shaped the way artists perceive and interact with the world, and are expressed in their art. This talk explores how a pituitary tumor, REM sleep disturbances, prosopagnosia and syphilis have ultimately had profound impacts on art and music, while explaining the science behind these diagnoses along the way.
Dr. McGill’s talk will be followed by a wine reception.