History Department Cosponsor’s BUAG ‘Teaching the Body’ Exhibition
Teaching the Body: Artistic Anatomy in the American Academy from Copley, Rimmer, and Eakins to Contemporary Artists
BUAG Exhibition explores the intersection between art and medicine — January 31 – March 31, 2013
Boston, MA – Boston University Art Gallery at the Stone Gallery (BUAG) is proud to present Teaching the Body: Artistic Anatomy in the American Academy, an exhibition curated by Boston University PhD candidate Naomi Slipp, the Jan and Warren Adelson Fellow in American Art.
Teaching the Body: Artistic Anatomy in the American Academy
Friday, February 1 – Thursday, March 28, 2013
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 31, 6–8pm
Media Only Press Preview: Thursday, January 31, 4–5pm (RSVP: 617.353.3349 / firstname.lastname@example.org)
Boston University Art Gallery at the Stone Gallery (855 Commonwealth Ave)
Exhibition and Gallery Events are Free and Open to the Public
Teaching the Body engages with the study of the antique cast, the nude model, and artistic anatomy within the American Academy. Utilizing under represented local collections as well as textual sources, sculpture, photography, and academic preparatory studies, this exhibition gives the visitor a sense of the value of anatomy to the practicing American artist in Boston, New York, and Philadelphia, from 1756 to today.