Bernard Perlin - The Leg

Expressions of Trauma, Journey Towards Care
Wednesday, September 7, 12:00 PM ET
Free with registration

Christiana Cruz-Council, curator of Strange Sensations: The Startling and Surreal in PAFA's Permanent Collection, will be in conversation with Dr. Sami Khella, the Chief of the Department of Neurology at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, a Professor of Clinical Neurology, and exhibiting artist, about the artistic impulse to visually express experiences of trauma, illness, and pain. Centering the work in Strange Sensations, Dr. Khella and Cruz-Council will talk about how visualizing frightening experiences can help us better understand them, as well as aid the artist's individual journey of self-care.

This program is presented in parntership with the College of Physicians of Philadelphia.

Art At Noon lectures are supported by the Behrend Family in memory of Rose Susan Hirschhorn Behrend, a former docent at the Academy and great supporter of its education programs. 

Image: Bernard Perlin (1918 - 2014), The Leg, 1945-46. Casein and tempera on panel, 27 1/2 x 35 in. Gift of the artist in honor of Brian Vincent Boston.


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Wednesday September 7
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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