Museums and Medicine: Divining Warhol, Drawing and Developing Clinical Skills

October 24, 2019 -
9:00am to 12:00pm

Abstract: This workshop celebrates the 22nd anniversary of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine’s development of a concentration in medical humanities and its collaborations with the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, as well as the 25th anniversary of The Warhol, the largest museum in North America dedicated to a single artist. In addition to guided tours, the workshop will feature two talks by museum curators—one on Warhol’s work on the body and within the context of the AIDS epidemic, the other on a collaboration between the museums of art and the School of Medicine to develop a course to help medical students hone their skills of observation, empathy, and moral imagination.

9:00 am—Warhol and the Body, Jessica Beck, Milton Fine Curator of Art
10:00 am—Guided tours
11:00 am—Art Museums in Medical School: Enhancing Capacity for Observation and Empathy, Marilyn Russell, Curator of Education at Carnegie Museum of Art

Space is limited. Those interested in attending should contact as soon as possible and no later than September 24.

Location and Address

The Andy Warhol Museum
117 Sandusky St, Pittsburgh, PA