Exhibits in the Library

Passages By Sarah Van Beckum

Exhibitions of abstract Paintings by Sarah Van Beckum | Anschutz Medical Campus Community is an exhibition presented by the Exhibits Committee of the Health Sciences Library.Mary Clark

Nature's forms are a major source of inspiration in Sarah's art. Her art is full of abstractions but also reveals imagery suggestive of something more established and concrete. Sarah's approach to color is eclectic. She says, "I don't really 'select' the colors. I try to 'feel' the relationship between them." Her vibrant works will be on display in the Health Sciences Library 3rd Floor Gallery.

Opening Reception: August 10th, 3-6pm

Exhibit dates: August 1st - September 29th, 2017
Location: Health Sciences Library, Gallery, 3rd Floor (directions and parking) 

View Sarah's work here.

 

Exhibitions of Paintings by Mary Clark

Exhibitions of Paintings by Mary Clark | Anschutz Medical Campus Community is an exhibition presented by the Exhibits Committee of the Health Sciences Library.Mary Clark

Mary Clark is a painter of cats and dogs - realistically, whimsically and abstractly. She absolutely loves cats and draws inspiration from them. She volunteers at the Denver Dumb Friends shelter and currently has artwork on display there too! Come see her inspirational artwork in the Health Sciences Library 3rd floor 
Gallery.

Exhibit dates: June 28th - July 31, 2017
Location: Health Sciences Library, Gallery, 3rd Floor (directions and parking) 

View more of Mary's work here.

Phrenology - Mid 19th to early 20th century

On Exhibit: Now
Location: Second Floor Exhibit Area by the south elevators
Health Sciences Library

From the 1840s to the 1920s, the popular medical movement of Phrenology took hold in the U.S. During this time phrenology was similar to pop-psychology. Phrenology was the pseudo-science that claimed to be able to identify a person’s character by the bumps on their skull. The ‘evidence’ was the belief that the brain was made up of 37 unique organs that each controlled a behavior or personality trait. Many practitioners of Phrenology, including most famously the Fowler family, believed that the organs could be exercised and a person could have a better and happier life. It also had contemporary critics and a sinister side.

The Health Science Library has several distinctive artifacts from the mid-19th to early 20th Century practice of Phrenology on exhibit. Please visit the second floor rotunda to experience the past of Phrenology.

Paul Andrews, MA
Collection Development

Phrenology Photos