Betray the Secret: Humanity in the Age of "Frankenstein"

Thursday

Jun 14, 2018 – 11:00 AM

(daily until Aug 5, 2018)

328 Lomita Drive
Stanford, CA 94305 Map

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Marking the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus, Stanford University is organizing Frankenstein@200. This yearlong series of courses, lectures, conferences, and a film festival will highlight the relevance of Shelley’s text today, as artificial intelligence and advances in engineering and medicine increasingly blur the divide between man and machine. An associated exhibition drawn from the Cantor’s permanent collection will explore the idea of what defines humanity in the age of Frankenstein.

GALLERY TALKS: Co-curator of the exhibition, Dr. Elizabeth Mitchell, Burton and Deedee McMurtry Curator and Director of the Curatorial Fellowship Program, will explore different facets of the exhibition.
• MAY 16, 2 PM: Science, the Body, and the Artist's Imagination
Explore artists' representations of science and their use of the body as a subject.
• MAY 30, 2 PM: Body Work: Representing Physicians, Surgeons, and Resurrection Men
A closer look at the representation of medical men, philosophers, and the spaces in which they work.

PUBLIC TOURS
Through August 5, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday at 12:30PM
Meet in the Cantor's main lobby

Beth Van Hoesen (U.S.A., 1926–2010), Stanford (Arnautoff Class), 1945. Graphite and ink on paper. Gift of the Estate of Beth Van Hoesen

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