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Gallery Talk: Seeing in Art and Medicine

October 24, 2023 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

 |  FREE


October 24, 2023
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
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Harvard Art Museums
32 Quincy St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States


Harvard Art Museums
(617) 495-9400
A color photograph of a person wearing a knee-length white smock and small white hat, against a neutral gray background.
Timm Rautert, German, Dorothee Oppermann, 20, Nursing Student, 1974 (printed 1998). Chromogenic print. Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, Purchased through the generosity of Günther Engler, Werner and Jutta Pottbrock, Lothar and Christiane Pues, and the Antonia Paepcke DuBrul Fund, 2012.7.2. © Timm Rautert.



This event requires registration; see further details below.

Join curator Laura Muir for a closer look at portraits from Timm Rautert’s photographic series Germans in Uniform (1974), which are included in the exhibition Seeing in Art and Medicine, on view from September 2 to December 30, 2023. Muir will share insights about the series and encourage participants to reflect on the role uniforms play in constructing our professional identities and the way we relate to others.

Seeing in Art and Medicine invites visitors to consider the medical program’s themes of narrative, objectivity, embodiment, empathy, power, ambiguity, and care through works from across the collections. Explore big human questions and try your hand at close-looking activities in an interactive setting.

Led by:
Laura Muir, Interim Director of Academic and Public Programs and the Louis Miller Thayer Research Curator

Tours are limited to 18 people and registration is required. You can register by clicking on the event on this form, beginning at 10am the day of the talk.

Please meet in the Calderwood Courtyard, in front of the digital screens between the shop and the admissions desk.

The Harvard Art Museums are now offering free admission every day, Tuesday through Sunday. Please see the museum visit page to learn about our general policies for visiting the museums.

Support for Seeing in Art and Medicine is provided by the José Soriano Fund, the Gurel Student Exhibition Fund, and the Annemarie Henle Pope Special Exhibitions Fund. Related programming is supported by the M. Victor Leventritt Lecture Series Endowment Fund and the Richard L. Menschel Endowment Fund.

The Harvard Art Museums are committed to accessibility for all visitors. For anyone requiring accessibility accommodations for our programs, please contact us at am_register@harvard.edu at least 48 hours in advance.