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Education :: Discussion
Re-Imagining Death: The Human Imagination of Grief
5:30 PM (America/Denver GMT-06:00)
Missoula Public Library
Location: Cooper Room A/B
Mon 10/17/2022 5:30-7:00 PM
As part of the ongoing series Re-Imagining Death: Conversations about Dying, Loss, and Grief, in partnership with UM’s Humanities Institute, join us for this presentation and panel discussion with Dr. Mary-Frances O’Connor, Dr. Ashby Kinch, and artmaker Cathy Weber. We’ll explore the human experience of grief through a cross-disciplinary dialogue among art, art history, literature, neuroscience, and psychology. Brief presentations by each panelist will introduce rich topics for exploration for attendees, who will be asked to reflect on the experience of grief by looking at, and responding to, art from the past and present, as well as considering the role our brain plays in the way we process grief. Participants will be encouraged to respond to images, ask questions and engage in a thoughtful dialogue through the rich visual content, compelling historical context, and insightful scientific concepts. Panelists include: Dr. Ashby Kinch, University of Montana Graduate Dean and author of “Imago Mortis: Mediating Images of Death in Late Medieval Culture” specializes in the art and literature of death and dying in the early 15th century; Dr. Mary-Frances O’Connor, University of Arizona Associate Professor of Psychology and author of “The Grieving Brain: The Surprising Science of How We Learn from Love and Loss” studies how the brain comprehends our new world after the death of a loved one; and Cathy Weber, artmaker, will discuss how personal grief inspired the studio artist through the Grief Series (Exhibit and Catalogue, Art Museum of Missoula, 2000), which will be mounted at the Missoula Public Library for an intimate, close-in experience for viewers.
Age Group: 18+
Venue: Missoula Public Library
Address: 455 East Main St. Missoula, MT 59802
Phone: (406) 721-2665

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