Teaching the Body: The Apotheosis of the Dissected Plate, or Spectacles of Layering and Transparency in 19th- & 20th-Century Anatomy, a Lecture by Dr. Michael Sappol, Historian, National Library of Medicine

Starts:
6:00 pm on Thursday, March 21, 2013
Ends:
8:00 pm on Thursday, March 21, 2013
URL:
http://www.bu.edu/art/
Dr. Michael Sappol, Historian at the National Library of Medicine, will present his lecture, "The Apotheosis of the Dissected Plate, or Spectacles of Layering and Transparency in 19th- & 20th-Century Anatomy," as a part of "Teaching the Body: Artistic Anatomy in the American Academy, from Copley, Rimmer, and Eakins to Contemporary Artists." Teaching the Body explores the intersections between the fields of art and medicine and contextualizes the study of artistic anatomy within American art academies in Boston, New York, and Philadelphia, from the first anatomy text of John Singleton Copley, created in 1756, to the contemporary works of Kiki Smith and others. Sponsored by the BU Center for the Humanities.