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Perspectives on Health and Health Care

Richard Wilt, Chart for Vietnam, No. 2, 1968, acrylic on canvas. University of Michigan Museum of Art, Gift of Ron and Judy Milestone, 2005/2.2. Courtesy of the Wilt Family © The Richard Wilt Estate

APPLIED LIBERAL ARTS 106/109 – College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

Faculty Curator: Adam Eickmeyer (Health Sciences Scholars Program)

On view: Fall 2021

This course challenges future medical practitioners, researchers, administrators, and policymakers to probe issues of health and health care, ranging from insurance reform to addressing access and equity.

Professor Eickmeyer finds that art helps students understand the complexity of these issues through the lens of human experience. Students will find many ambiguities in this selection of art and will explore them as a way to consider ethical dilemmas in medicine, question the nature of health-related norms, and envision alternative forms of health care and public health practice that will lead to a more equitable and inclusive health care system.

Works Included In This Collection

Jean-Michel Basquiat
colored crayons on paper
Käthe Kollwitz
woodcut on Japan paper
Val Mann
cloth, thread, wood, and wire
Patrick Caulfield; Frank Kicherer; Advanced Graphics ; Petersburg Press; Waddington Graphics
screenprint on paper
LaToya Ruby Frazier
gelatin silver print on paper
circa 1960-1975
Eddie Arning
oil pastel on paper


Lead support for this exhibition is provided by the University of Michigan Office of the Provost, Erica Gervais Pappendick and Ted Pappendick, the Eleanor Noyes Crumpacker Endowment Fund, and the Oakriver Foundation.