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Art and Medical Diagnoses
April 23 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm$5.00
Disease changes lives…and art. Join Know Science and the taste of science festival for an event exploring the intersection of health 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.