Leonard Folgarait Part of Flexner Dean’s Lecture on April 14

Vesalius - CopyThe Flexner Dean’s Lecture, “Memento Mori: Clinical and Historical Readings on Death in Art,” will be held on Tuesday, April 14, from noon to 1 p.m. in 208 Light Hall in the Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The lecture will be an interdisciplinary conversation on close readings led by John Sergent, professor of medicine, Leonard Folgarait, professor of history of art, and Holly Tucker, professor of French studies and professor in the center for biomedical ethics and society.

Each of the speakers will analyze one of the pages from Andreas Vesalius’s book on anatomy, De humani corporis fabrica (On the Fabric of the Human Body), from their respective academic disciplines. A 1555 edition of the work is currently on display in the Memento Mori—Looking at Death in Art and Illustration exhibition at the Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery housed in Cohen Memorial Hall on the Peabody campus.

The lecture is open to the public, and lunch will be provided. To RSVP, email opahse@vanderbilt.edu and indicate your RSVP for the “medicine in art” lecture.

*Andreas Vesalius, Flemish (1514-1564)
De humani corporis fabrica (On the Fabric of the Human Body)
Second Edition, 1555
Bound Woodcuts
The Eskind Biomedical Library Special Collections

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