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Join us for a presentation by Charmaine Wheatley and Dr. Stephen Dewhurst in the Memorial Art Gallery's Auditorium in conjunction with the Up Against the Wall: Art, Activism, and the AIDS Poster exhibition. Art and science are both informed by curiosity and close observation. How do they enrich and enhance each other? What can an artist learn from being embedded in an academic health center, and what can a scientist learn from working closely with an artist? Wheatley and Dewhurst will discuss how a lifetime Artist-in-residence at Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum came to find herself at the URMC. They will also speak to the innovative use of curiosity, close listening and observation, and narrative portraiture as vehicles that spark humanizing dialogue and understanding. Art that destigmatizes by humanizing.

This event is included with museum admission. ASL interpretation will be provided. This program will also be streamed live to MAG's Facebook page.

Please note: MAG values the wide range of artistic expression represented in our programming. We also respect the range of sensibilities of our audiences. While we invite you to fully engage in this program, we caution you that some images contain nudity and may not be appropriate for every audience member.

Image: Charmaine Wheatley by Sonia Hadchiti

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  • Elizabeth Naumburg
  • Paul Allen
  • Nancy Y. Gong

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