Graphic Medicine: Ill-Conceived & Well-Drawn!

The exhibit will be on display at The Center for Cartoon Studies Colodny Gallery prior to the conference and at Dartmouth College Baker Library during the conference.

The History of Medicine Division of the National Library of Medicine is pleased to present our traveling banner exhibition Graphic Medicine: Ill-Conceived & Well-Drawn! Curated by cartoon artist Ellen Forney, the exhibition explores an increasingly popular, yet little-known literary field that uses comics to tell personal stories of illness and health. The language of words and pictures gives approachability and emotional impact to these personal stories, and even to the clinical data they sometimes include. “Graphic medicine is so effective for understanding clinical and emotional aspects of illness,” says Curator Ellen Forney.

The six-banner traveling exhibition Graphic Medicine: Ill-Conceived & Well-Drawn!, draws from seminal texts, newly procured by the US National Library of Medicine. The exhibition uses imagery and text from several of these personal stories told by the author as patient or caregiver. The NLM collects graphic medicine as an important facet of medical literature.

Graphic Medicine: Ill-Conceived & Well-Drawn! began traveling around the United States in January 2018.

This exhibition was produced by the US National Library of Medicine.

Curated by Ellen Forney

Toyin Ojih Odutola:
The Firmament

On exhibit through September 2

Hood Museum of Art
Temporary Exhibitions, Hood Downtown
The Hood Downtown exhibition space, located at 53 Main Street, Hanover, New Hampshire

Stories take center stage in Toyin Ojih Odutola’s drawings. She catches her characters at quiet moments captured from otherwise rich and complex lives. Short on specifics and long on allusion, the narratives she evokes suggest a wide emotional range. We are not meant to know exactly what takes place in these lives, but we are invited into their private spaces and we share an implied intimacy with many of them. Ojih Odutola allows us to peek, but not pry, into the lives of those who occupy her personal firmament. The artist establishes a compassionate confrontation between viewer and subject through the use of scale and through her extraordinary mark-making technique that draws us close to her surfaces. Many of the drawings are life-sized, some even full-length. This reinforces an uncanny sense that we share a space with her subjects; it also establishes an equivalence between viewer and subjec

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Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

The permanent collection at DHMC celebrates the diversity of art in the Upper Valley region and beyond.

One Medical Center Drive
Lebanon, New Hampshire

Over one hundred reproductions from John J. Audubon’s Birds of America portfolio, donated by Laurance and Mary Rockefeller, are the foundation for a rich collection that reflects the beauty of DHMC’s natural setting. A generous gift from the DHMC Auxiliary in 1994 made it possible to expand the permanent collection and purchase a number of works for the Faulkner Building.

Highlights of the collection include two stained glass windows designed by noted artist Sabra Field, large oil paintings of the Connecticut River Valley by Eric Aho and Petria Mitchell, handmade paper installation pieces by Ellen Mears Kennedy, murals painted on site by muralist Sol Levenson, and a collaborative mural project with the AVA Gallery. Each piece provides an opportunity for contemplation and rejuvenation.

For more information, visit: dartmouth-hitchcock.org/arts/take_walking_tour.html

The Main Street Museum

58 Bridge Street
White River Junction, Vermont

The museum is located in the old firehouse at 58 Bridge Street.

“We are proud of our historical document and journal collection, our permanent collection of Flora, Fauna, Items of Regional Historic Value, South of the Border Souvenirs, Ken Dolls and Miss Kitty Collections! We guarantee that you will always see something new when you visit. Come over and check us out. For more fun facts visit our Wikipedia page!”

Tour hours are by appointment only.
Please send an email to info@mainstreetmuseum.org
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AVA Gallery

2017 Juried Award Winners

On exhibit through August 24

AVA Gallery, 11 Bank Street, Lebanon, New Hampshire

Celebrating the work of award winners from AVA’s 2017 Juried Summer Exhibition juried by John Stomberg, Virginia Rice Kelsey 1961s Director of the Hood Museum of Art.