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Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College
87 North Main Street, Oberlin, OH 44074


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The Invisible Body

August 29, 2023 - January 23, 2024
In Southwest Ambulatory

The Invisible Body

August 29, 2023 - January 23, 2024
In Southwest Ambulatory

What is inside us? For many, our inner workings can be a source of fear, only thought about in the context of illness, injury, and aging. For others, the mystery of the human interior—the invisible body—has sparked a deep curiosity that has been pursued through religion, science, and art. The works on view here present different inner visions of the body. One vision is of the anatomical body, revealed through dissection and scientific study. Another vision derives from meditation and spiritual inquiry, and sees the inner body as a microcosm, paralleling the structures of the exterior universe, or macrocosm. A final inner vision is that of the artist, adapting these other modes of understanding the invisible body to reflect and comment on their own experiences.

Do these works cause you to think about your own invisible body in a new way?

Organized by

Kevin R. E. Greenwood

Joan L. Danforth Curator of Asian Art


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