Illustrating Medicine at Concordia University

I_medicine-383x400This week I attended the opening of the Illustrating Medicine exhibition at the Loyola campus of Concordia University in Montreal. Curated by Kim Sawchuk and Nancy Marrelli, the show features original work done for the first Grant’s Atlas of Anatomy by medical illustrators Dorothy Foster Chubb, Nancy Joy, Marguerite Drummond, and Elizabeth Blackstock. Not only is the artwork superb, but the curation highlights the drawings’ status as material objects marked by their history–the planning, negotiations, revisions, and transport surrounding the creation of a working illustration. The exhibition runs until May 1, 2014.