Doctor, Doctor, Give Me the (Art) News

The Zimmerli stays open late on June 2 for Art After Hours: First Tuesdays. The evening kicks off with a curator-led tour of The Doctor is In: Medicine in French Prints at 6 p.m. As the medical profession evolved during the 19th century and began to resemble modern practices and standards (with some advancements that continue to benefit society today), doctors and the field itself became popular subjects for artists, who documented the breakthroughs, as well as the foibles. This exhibition includes works by such artists as Adrien Barrère, Honoré Daumier, Charles Maurin, and Hermann-Paul that range from serious to satirical, and sometimes contain not-so-subtle political commentary. The tour is immediately followed by the final selection in the Big Ten: Art. Initiated last fall to celebrate the Scarlet Knights’ entry into the Big Ten athletic conference, the series has spotlighted one intriguing work of art from the permanent collection each month. The band AlterEgo, an energetic group of medical professionals from the administrative offices to the operating room, performs two hour-long sets beginning at 6:15 and 7:45 p.m. Their repertoire of rock and roll – mixed with blues, funk, and other groove-inspired genres – spans from the 1950s to the present. Art After Hours takes place from 5 to 9 p.m., offering free admission and complimentary refreshments.

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