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Exhibition - The Doctor is In: Medicine in French Prints

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Synopsis: This exhibition explores the different ways that European artists both documented and interpreted health issues and medical practices of their time. January 17 - July 31, 2015
Start Time: Saturday, January 17, 2015 12:00 AM
End Time: Thursday, July 30, 2015
Location: Voorhees Hall Incl Zimmerli Art Museum
Address: 71 Hamilton Street
Campus: College Avenue
City, State, Country: New Brunswick, NJ US
Fee: Free
Sponsor: Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers
Category: Art
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Contact Name: Theresa Watson
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Contact Phone: (848) 932-7237
Additional Information: Beginning in the seventeenth century, artists increasingly depicted scenes of everyday life in their work. The doctor’s visit, generally showing a male doctor visiting a female patient in her home, became a popular subject in paintings and prints. As medical knowledge and scientific training progressed over the following centuries, artists presented a wider range of interactions between doctors and patients. Some artists featured doctors as caring, learned professionals, while others showed charlatans promoting dubious remedies. Images often included medical iconography used in symbolic or satirical ways to comment upon political events and social mores.
Target Audience: Current Students,  Researchers,  Visitors,  Commuters,  Donors & Supporters,  Undergraduate Students,  Graduate Students,  Prospective Students,  Faculty,  Staff,  Alumni,  General Public,  Parents & Families