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IMSS: Conversation Between Curator and Artist-in-Residence

May 15, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


The International Museum of Surgical Science is hosting a free public talk with current Artist-in-Residence Vesna Jovanovic and Curator of Exhibitions Lindsey Thieman who discuss the outcomes of a visibly situated contemporary art practice within the surgery-themed museum collection.

While reflecting on the artist’s residency program through their respective fields, Jovanovic and Thieman invite the audience to walk through the studio space and view the evening’s exclusive display of work-in-progress and related artifacts pulled from the museum archives. The artist and curator engage in a conversation about both the planned and unexpected consequences of a publicly accessible artist’s residency within a surgical science setting.

Vesna Jovanovic is a Chicago-based artist who subverts medical illustration through meticulously rendered works on paper. Thieman is the Curator of Exhibitions who has organized a whole range of innovative programs at the museum in the past decade. The event is free and open to the public.

The International Museum of Surgical Science is a located in the Gold Coast neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. It is operated by the International College of Surgeons and features exhibits dealing with various aspects of Eastern and Western medicine. Dr. Max Thorek founded it in 1954. Housed in a 1917 mansion designed by Howard Van Doren Shaw as a replica of a building at Versailles, the museum hosts about 20,000 visitors a year.


May 15, 2014
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


International Museum of Surgical Science
1524 N Lake Shore Dr
Chicago, IL 60610 United States