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Caring & Curing: Edvard Munch in the Clinic, 1908-09

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Category: Entertainment
Start date: 21 Jan 2021 06:00 PM
End date: 21 Jan 2021 07:00 PM
Street / Location: 2655 NW Market Street
City / town: Seattle
Country: Washington, USA
Organizer: National Nordic Museum
Name: Programs Department
Email: nordic@nordicmuseum.org
Phone: 206.789.5707
Homepage: www.nordicmuseum.org/product/5282

A virtual Lecture presented by Allison Morehead

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.

Allison Morehead is Associate Professor of Art History and in the Graduate Program in Cultural Studies, at Queen's University, which is 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