Using Visual Arts in Health Sciences Education
Wednesday, January 11, 2023
12-1 p.m. MST | 1-2 p.m. CST
Join via Zoom
Careful observation is key to patient diagnosis and treatment in all the health science specialties. It does require attention to detail but the art of 'learning to look' can be taught using a variety of visual arts. By strengthening observational skills and applying critical and visual thinking, participants can improve the quality of patient examination, diagnosis, and treatment. This is an interactive session with no art experience necessary. [Have paper, pencil, pen ready.]
Join us virtually as we collaborate and explore the following:
- Make connections between health care and visual arts
- Strengthen observational skills through art examination
- Increase ability to observe, describe, and analyze images, while increasing visual awareness with patients
Rachel Lynn Mindrup, BFA, MFA
Richard L. Deming, MD Endowed Chair in Medical Humanities
Assistant Professor | Creighton University College of Arts and Sciences
Rachel Mindrup is a visual artist, active in both local and regional art communities. She received her BFA from the University of Nebraska - Kearney
and continued with atelier studies at the Art Academy of Los Angeles. She received her MFA from the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University. Her current painting practice includes the study of human figure and portraiture in art and their relation to medicine, healing, and identity. Her son's diagnosis is the motivation behind her series of portraits "Many Faces of Neurofibromatosis (NF)" and she is currently painting NF patients in all 50 states, to bring to Washington D.C. as she advocates for federal research funding for NF. Mindrup's work has been shown nationally and internationally, including the Queens Museum in Queens, NY, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Omaha and Kearney campuses, Georgia Regents University, and Washington University Medical School. Her artwork is held in many private collections including those of Primatologist Jane Goodall and Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.
Open to all Creighton health sciences professionals and learners.
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