ONLINE: Virtual Lecture: Caring & Curing—Edvard Munch in the Clinic, 1908-09
January 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm$5
Edvard Munch recorded his stay at a private nerve clinic in Copenhagen (1908–09) in numerous photographs, representing himself laid out for a bath, but also dressed and “at work.” He photographed, sketched, and painted the clinic’s doctor, as well as the nurses, care-workers, and patients who populated his world during his months-long rest cure. This talk explores the world of the clinic through Munch’s work, revealing not only one artist’s experience, but also a new kind of medical institution for caring and curing.
This lecture is presented by Allison Morehead, Associate Professor of Art History and in the Graduate Program in Cultural Studies at Queen’s University, located on the territory of the Haudenosaunee and Anishnaabek. Professor Morehead is the author of Nature’s Experiments and the Search for Symbolist Form (Pennsylvania State University Press, 2017), and leads the international and multidisciplinary research group, “Edvard Munch, Modernism, and Medicine,” which explores the relays between Munch’s work and the medicalization of modern life.
Cost: Free for Members; $5 general admission