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Medical science and art have a lot in common: both are grounded in experimentation and a commitment to humanity, demanding creativity from their practitioners. WAM’s partnership with the University of Minnesota Medical School bridges this shared ground, bringing together expertise from a range of disciplines to help shape possible futures for medical practice and creative collaboration.

In fall 2018 in the Target Studio for Creative Collaboration, four artists and five medical researchers embarked on interdisciplinary collaborations that have led to new cultural perspectives on complex medical questions.

On the evening of Thursday, Dec. 5, the public is invited to join the collaborators for a conversation at the museum. From 6:00 – 7:00 p.m., visitors will be able to interact with the exhibition and featured artists. And between 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. collaborators will provide public presentations about their processes. Dean of the U of M Medical School Jakub Tolar, MD, PhD, and WAM’s Cindy and Jay Ihlenfeld Curator for Creative Collaboration, Boris Oicherman, will give remarks.

Collaborators include Alison Hiltner and Dr. Paul Iaizzo and Dr. Brenda Ogle, Yuko Taniguchi and Dr. Kathryn Cullen, Anna Marie Shogren and Dr. Kristine Talley, and Peng Wu and Dr. Michael Howell.

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