Reflections of the Breast: Breast Cancer in Art Through the Ages
Art has often been held up as a mirror of society's woes, including the tragic disease of breast cancer. For Dr. Francis Arena, a medical doctor with a specialty in breast cancer, and Dr. Tanya Bastianich Manuali, an art historian with a focus on the Italian Renaissance, the exploration of breast cancer can be found in art.
More than 25 new acquisitions will be unveiled Sept. 23 as part of The Big Reveal at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. The show. runs through April 15. Chief Curator Barbara O’Brien says the works have been acquired over the past year and a half. “There is something theatrical in presenting works to the public.