Embroidering Medicine Workshop

~This post courtesy Emily Miranker, MA, Events & Projects Manager, Library and Center for the History of Medicine and Public Health.

Thursdays

September 14 through October 5, 2017

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

This four-week workshop explores The New York Academy of Medicine Library’s historical collections, examining relationships between medicine, needlework, and gender. We will focus on the areas of the collection invoking the ideals of femininity and domesticity, as well as needlework (in the form of ligatures, sutures, and stitching of the body). Participants will learn hands-on embroidery skills and basic stitches, selecting and transferring images to make embroidered pieces inspired by images in the collection. collection. All levels of needlework experience are welcome. Materials will be provided.

Each class starts with an exploration of books about medicine, surgery, natural history, homemaking, or textiles, in the Academy’s Drs. Barry and Bobbi Coller Rare Book Reading Room.

Through graphic narratives, teaching, and needlework, Academy Library artist-in-residence Kriota Willberg explores the intersection between body sciences and creative practice. She teaches anatomy for artists at a variety of institutions including the New York Academy of Medicine Library, the Center for Cartoon Studies, and the Society of Illustrators.

REGISTRATION

$290 General Public

$250 Friends, Fellows, Members, Seniors and Students with ID

Advance registration required: NYAM.org/events/event/embroidering-medicine-workshop/

VENUE

The New York Academy of Medicine

1216 Fifth Avenue

New York, NY 10029

INSTRUCTOR

Kriota Willberg

The New York Academy of Medicine Library artist-in-residence.

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