Special Collections After Hours: Dissecting the Human Body in the Renaissance

Copper-plate engraving of a "muscle man" from Andreas Vesalius (1514-1564). De humani corporis fabrica libri septem (Basel: Johannes Oporinus, 1543).

Event Information

Date & Time
December 10, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Hatcher Graduate Library, Special Collections Research Center, 6th Floor
Location Information
Special Collections After Hours
Event Type
Open House

The visual representation of human anatomy in the Renaissance was the fruit of an extraordinary partnership between physicians and artists. You are all invited to explore a great variety of early printed books containing illustrations of the human body that reflect the science of dissection as well as the latest artistic theories. The display will include richly illustrated treatises by well-known authors such as Leonardo da Vinci and Andreas Vesalius.

This event is part of Special Collections After Hours, a monthly open house series sharing highlights from the many books, documents, and artifacts in the Special Collections Research Center. Each event is open to everyone and will offer a new group of themed materials for visitors to explore. Open houses are held on the second Tuesday of each month during the academic year. Light refreshments will be provided.

Additional Infomation

Library Contact
Pablo Alvarez pabloalv@umich.edu
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