Body Memories: An Exploration of Breast Cancer in Marble

Event time: 
Thursday, March 3, 2005 - 9:00am
Event description: 

 

 

Presented by Yale Program for the Humanities in Medicine and Yale Institute of Sacred Music

with support from the Arts Council of Greater New Haven

 

March 3 - April 29 | Weekdays 9-4

On display at the Anlyan Center | 300 Cedar Street, New Haven

 

Free and open to the public.

Information at 203.785.4744

Reception for the artist
Wednesday, March 2 | 4 - 6 pm
Anlyan Center | 300 Cedar Street, New Haven


 

Body Memories: An Exploration of Breast Cancer in Marble, an exhibition of the sculpture of Wisconsin-based artist Susan Falkman, will be on display weekdays from 9 to 4 from March 3 through April 29 at the Anlyan Center, 300 Cedar Street, in New Haven. Sculptor Susan Falkman, whose works have appeared in exhibitions throughout the United States and in Europe in Italy and Greece, is the recipient of numerous awards and commissions, including large-scale public sculptures in France, Italy, and South Australia, as well as in Wisconsin.

A reception will be held to honor the artist and the exhibition on Wednesday, March 2, from 4 to 6 pm at the Anlyan Center. Both the exhibition and the reception are free and open to the public. The exhibition is presented by the Yale Program for the Humanities in Medicine and the Yale Institute of Sacred Music, with support from the Arts Council of Greater New Haven.

The artist recalls, that “the thought that I must carve a white marble breast sculpture for my dear friend Jean woke me in the middle of the night.” She continues, “Jean had recently informed me of her decision to have a mastectomy. The next morning…a breast shape emerged along with a vision of an entire room filled with breast sculptures.” This exhibition grew from that initial vision.

The Yale Program for the Humanities in Medicine is a series of lectures, workshops and exhibitions offering dynamic opportunities to experience the important connection between Healing, Health Care and the literary, visual and performing arts. These programs are open to the Yale Medical community as well as to the public.