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Gallery Talk: Seeing in Art and Medicine

Four square black and white photographs arranged in a row, showing different views of a landscape.
Vito Acconci, American, Stretch, 1969. Four gelatin silver prints mounted together. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Richard and Ronay Menschel Fund for the Acquisition of Photographs, P2003.22. © Vito Acconci/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Gallery Talk

Harvard Art Museums
32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA, Enter at Broadway for evening programs

This event requires registration; see further details below.

Join curatorial fellow Sarah Lieberman for an exploration of works in the exhibition Seeing in Art and Medicine, on view from September 2 to December 30, 2023. Lieberman will share insights about the museums’ medical humanities program for radiologists—on which the exhibition is based—and what can be gleaned through close looking.

Seeing in Art and Medicine invites visitors to consider the medical program’s themes of narrative, objectivity, embodiment, empathy, power, ambiguity, and care through works from across the collections. Explore big human questions and try your hand at close-looking activities in an interactive setting.

Led by:
Sarah Lieberman, Cunningham Fellow in Academic and Public Programs

Tours are limited to 18 people and registration is required. You can register by clicking on the event on this form, beginning at 10am the day of the talk.

Please meet in the Calderwood Courtyard, in front of the digital screens between the shop and the admissions desk.

The Harvard Art Museums are now offering free admission every day, Tuesday through Sunday. Please see the museum visit page to learn about our general policies for visiting the museums.

Support for Seeing in Art and Medicine is provided by the José Soriano Fund, the Gurel Student Exhibition Fund, and the Annemarie Henle Pope Special Exhibitions Fund. Related programming is supported by the M. Victor Leventritt Lecture Series Endowment Fund and the Richard L. Menschel Endowment Fund.

The Harvard Art Museums are committed to accessibility for all visitors. For anyone requiring accessibility accommodations for our programs, please contact us at at least 48 hours in advance.