Alumni Memorial Gallery • Fairchild-Martindale Study Gallery • Siegel Gallery • Dubois Gallery • The Gallery at Rauch Business Center • The South Bethlehem Greenway
Knowledge begins in an encounter with the senses. Every printed or spoken word enters through the soft passageway of the eyes, ears, or fingertips traveling along a stringy network of nerves to the brain. Often we experience pleasure, revulsion, or memory through taste and smell. We know about weight and movement through our muscles as they resist or submit to gravity. We feel the complexities of human contact and interaction. Our bodies hold this knowledge, a subtle vocabulary more extensive than words.
In this exhibition, we’ll explore several themes related to body knowledge: Movement and Sensation; Decoration, Ritual, and Costume; The Social Body; The Body in Transformation; and Extending the Body.
Join us for a variety of free programs and events that explore the many ways we can care for and understand our bodies and each other through transformative experiences with art.
This exhibition is co-sponsored by the Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Equity.
Note: The Siegel Gallery portion of the exhibition will close early on 3/15/2024 to accommodate the Art, Architecture and Design Senior Thesis Show.