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SHARP Fellow Tour: Seeing in Art and Medical Imaging

A rectangular block of pink marble topped with an abstract figure of a conical spiral-turned hands clutching a small female torso.
Louise Bourgeois, American, Nature Study, 1986. Pink marble. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of José M. Soriano in memory of Liliane Pingoud Soriano, 2005.3. © The Easton Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.


Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street
Cambridge MA

In this in-person tour, Summer Humanities and Arts Research Program (SHARP) fellow Genesis Nam ’24 will explore different techniques used to look at works of art, and how these same methods can be used by medical doctors. In observing Vincent van Gogh’s Self- Portrait Dedicated to Paul Gauguin, Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres’s Odalisque, Slave, and Eunuch, and Louise Bourgeois’s Nature Study, the tour will delve into how art can teach doctors humanistic skills that are often lost in their practice.

Please check in with museum staff at the Calderwood Courtyard desk to request to join the tour.

Free with museum admission. Tours are limited to 18 people and are available on a first-come, first-served basis; no advance registration required.

The Summer Humanities and Arts Research Program (SHARP) is a 10-week immersive summer program that aims to build community and stimulate creativity among a small cohort of Harvard undergraduate researchers in the humanities and arts. SHARP fellows work on research projects with Harvard-affiliated faculty, researchers, and senior library and museum staff.

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.