Art in Dialogue: Portraits of the Brain

October 6, 2020 7:00PM to 8:00PM

with Professors Deirdre Murphy (Art, Architecture and Design), Jennifer Swann (Biological Sciences), and Graduate Students Sarrah Hussain, and Viola Yu 

The Portraits of the Brain exhibition is an exploration of the intersection of art and neuroscience at Lehigh University and the culmination of a Brain Visualization project funded by the Lehigh University’s Humanities Lab. The goal of the project -  to visualize scientific concepts as medical illustrations for textbook application - was accomplished by Lehigh students, Sarrah Hussain and Viola Yu under the supervision of  Professors Deirdre Murphy (Art, Architecture, and Design) and Jennifer Swann (Biological Sciences). Join this innovative all-women team as they explore the intersection of art and neuroscience and share their experiences.

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In conjunction with Well, Well, Well: Picturing Wellness in the LUAG Collection Exhibition the completed drawings, paintings and animations as well as a site-specific installation will be on view in the Fairchild Martindale Library later this year.  In addition to Hussain and Yu’s artwork we are thrilled to include Philadelphia based professional artists: Rebecca Kaman, Caroline Lathan-Stiefel and Shelley Thortensen. Each of these artists has a background in art and science, and art education. The artists also acted as Visiting Artists during the summer program.

ART IN DIALOGUE features a series of cross-disciplinary conversations between members of the Lehigh faculty and colleagues from both the university and the wider community — reflecting the ways in which their work is dynamically engaged with other fields of inquiry. These dynamic conversations will highlight the connections that overlap within the humanities and other disciplines, promoting innovative ways of thinking about and seeing the world.