Oon April 5, 2014, our spring festival, Performing Medicine, explored the interrelationships of medicine, health, and the performing arts with a day-long festival of actors, dancers, doctors, and musicians.
Performers included Dr. Richard Kogan with a musical performance and lecture on creative genius and psychiatric illness; Brian Lobel on his comedic adventures as a cancer patient; Parkinson’s coach and dancer Pamela Quinn on reading bodies; David Leventhal with DANCE FOR PD® from Mark Morris Dance Group/Brooklyn Parkinson Group; and Mount Sinai’s Academy for Medicine and the Humanities on the art of listening. Dr. Danielle Ofri leads a panel discussion, and musicians from Weill Cornell’s Music and Medicine Initiative, provide musical interludes.
Throughout the day we offered guided behind-the-scenes tours, an opportunity to get an introduction to our Coller Rare Book Reading Room and Gladys Brooks Book & Paper Conservation Laboratory.
Our performing skeletons come from Table 10, Jacques Gamelin, Nouveau recueil d’ostéologie et de myologie dessiné d’après nature: pour l’utilité des sciences et des arts, Toulouse, 1779, NYAM Library.