I’ve found a few interesting lectures coming up as part of the Chicago Humanities Festival on art and the body in some form or another. One is on Rembrandt’s painting The Anatomy Lesson of Nicolaes Tulp – a painting that I have been interested in and have read on – to check this one out click here. Another is called “Beauty and Variation” and is about the body’s various manifestations and experiences because of them – to check this one out click here. Another is on the changing representations of the body in art, specifically focusing in this lecture on drawing – to check this one out click here.
There is also a panel discussion on Hollywood representations of disability – another area that I have been researching – to check this one out click here.
I’m also excited about the performance GIMP that brings together “a troupe of dancers with an array of bodies, abilities, and disabilities.” To check this one out click here.
Most of these events are either free (especially for students!) or have a small fee. Sign up for these great events!
painting by Riva Lehrer