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2023 Health Science Campus Artist Showcase

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Artist Reception & Lecture: Friday, March 3, 4 to 6pm

An Artist Reception and Lecture will be held on Friday, March 3 from 4 to 6pm on the 4th floor of Mulford Library. This event is open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided.

Dr. Mysoon Rizk will deliver the featured lecture from 4:30 to 5pm (see below). 

Lecture by Dr. Mysoon Rizk: "A Brief Consideration of Art’s Healing Powers"

Lecture by Featured Speaker Dr. Mysoon Rizk - Friday, March 3, 4:30 to 5pm

"A Brief Consideration of Art's Healing Powers"

In this survey across history, Rizk will consider examples of art designed to play a role in healing, particularly spiritual healing: whether works made over 500 years ago, such as Northern Renaissance painter Matthias Grünewald’s Isenheim Altarpiece; or much more recent examples, including the conceptual project The Healing Power of Art created by Russian expatriate artists Vitaly Komar and Alexander Melamid in 1999. 

Rizk is Professor of Art History at The University of Toledo Department of Art (directly adjacent to the Toledo Museum of Art), Mysoon Rizk (they/them) is also an internationally recognized scholar of David Wojnarowicz (“Voy-na-ROW-vich”) as well as Editor-in-Chief of Art Inquiries, a yearly academic arts journal published by SECAC. While conducting doctoral research in New York City, Rizk became the first person to catalog the materials in the Estate of Wojnarowicz—materials now housed in the Fales Library at New York University. They have published numerous journal articles and several book chapters on this (and other contemporary) artist(s), and they are currently working on two Wojnarowicz book projects. Rizk regularly teaches an upper-level writing-across-the-curriculum course called “Art and Disease,” which revolves around the subject of this talk. 


Dr. Mysoon Rizk, Professor of Art History, will deliver a lecture entitled

"A Brief Consideration of Art's Healing Powers" on Friday, March 3 at 4:30pm on the 4th floor of Mulford Library 

Videos of Lectures at Previous Years' Receptions

Jennifer Giovannucci - The Marriage of Art and Science (2014)

  • Classically trained, professional portrait artist Giovannucci discusses the history of anatomy in visual art, from ancient times to the present. She explores the connection between art, science, and medicine, and shares examples of her artwork along with seminal works throughout art history. 

Paul Brand - Create Your Own World (2019)

  • Dr. Brand, associate professor emeritus in the College of Medicine and Life Sciences, discusses his background and lifelong love of art. He shares some of his own artwork, including paintings and drawings. Brand is a well-known local artist and teaches art classes in the surrounding region.