Tag: Medical-visual arts Hybrids

Blog Posts (9)

February 22, 2017

The Knick by Gregory Clark

"The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same" When I first watched The Knick two years ago, it seemed like a show about the past and the rapid pace of medical discoveries in the early days of modern medicine, before antibiotics, when patients were still brought into the […]
January 27, 2017

Posthumous Portraiture Exhibit at the Folk Art Museum

By Gabriel Redel-Traub There is something eerie about walking into the Folk Art Museum's posthumous portraiture exhibit. The last line of the introductory panel to the exhibit reads: "We cannot help but hear them whisper 'remember me.'" This sentiment rings true. The exhibit is split into three rooms and filled […]
April 5, 2016

States of Grace: From Doctor to Patient and Back Again

Katie Grogan, DMH, MA and Tamara Prevatt, MA, Master Scholars Program in Humanistic Medicine, NYU School of Medicine           Dr. Grace Dammann at States of Grace film screening and talkback, NYULMC     Before the accident, Dr. Grace Dammann was a caregiver through and through, in […]
March 23, 2016

Cortney Davis - When the Nurse Becomes a Patient: A Story in Words and Images

NYU Langone Medical Center welcomed author/painter Cortney Davis to the Smilow gallery for the opening of "When the Nurse Becomes a Patient." Laura Ferguson's interview with Ms. Davis appears here. Exhibition presented at the NYU Langone Medical Center Art Gallery by the Art Program and Collection. Photo: Art Program and […]
January 29, 2016

Drawing the Human Heart

This video is adapted from a presentation delivered by our Art Editor, Laura Ferguson, at the 2015 conference of the American Society for Bioethics + Humanities.
September 18, 2015

Medical Photography Exposed- Part 2

In Part 2 of her interview with Katie Grogan, Emily Milam discusses how photography is used in medicine today. For Part I, click here.   As a second component to your project, you surveyed dermatologists nationwide about their use and opinion of medical photography. What did you discover about current […]
September 9, 2015

Medical Photography Exposed - Part I

An Interview with Emily Milam, MS4, NYU School of Medicine, Rudin Fellow 2014-15 By: Katie Grogan, DMH, Associate Director, Master Scholars Program in Humanistic Medicine, NYU School of Medicine The Rudin Fellowship in Medical Ethics and Humanities supports medical trainees at NYU School of Medicine - including medical students, residents, […]
April 14, 2014

Visualizing Empathy: An interview with Laura Ferguson

Artist Laura Ferguson developed a lifelong passion for drawing the body, both inside and out, as a child when she was bedridden with scoliosis. Five years ago she created an Art and Anatomy seminar in the Masters Scholars program, as part of an artist residency at NYU SOM. The class, which includes medical students, faculty […]
December 21, 2011


Arthur Robinson Williams is a PGY2 Resident in the Department of Psychiatry at New York University. He earned his M.D. and a Master in Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and Center for Bioethics. Williams studied photography at Princeton University with Emmet Gowin, Mary Berridge, and Lois Conner. His work, sponsored by [...]