The Human Imagination Of Grief: Views From Art, Literature, And Science

October 17

Join us at the Missoula Public Library!

As part of the ongoing series Re-Imagining Death: Conversations about Dying, Loss, and Grief, in partnership with UM’s Humanities Institute, join us for this presentation by Dr. Mary-Frances O’Connor, Dr. Ashby Kinch, and artmaker Cathy Weber. The Human Imagination of Grief: Views from Art, Literature, and Science explores the human experience of grief through a cross-disciplinary dialogue among art, art history, literature, neuroscience, and psychology. Dr. Ashby Kinch, University of Montana Graduate Dean and author of Imago Mortis: Mediating Images of Death in late Medieval Culture, specializes in the art and literature of death and dying in the early 15th century. Dr. Mary-Frances O’Connor, University of Arizona Associate Professor of Psychology and author of The Grieving Brain: The Surprising Science of How We Learn from Love and Loss, studies how the brain comprehends our new world after the death of a loved one. Cathy Weber, artmaker, will discuss how personal grief inspired the studio artist through Grief Series (Exhibit and Catalogue, Art Museum of Missoula, 2000), which will be mounted at the Missoula Public Library all of October 2022 for an intimate, close-in experience for viewer.

Price: Free and open to the public!