Art+Science participants to talk March 23

Celebrating its third annual “Art+Science” project, the University of Michigan’s A. Alfred Taubman Medical Research Institute will also host two talks featuring the eminent artists and physician-researchers collaborating on the innovative fundraiser.

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Artist Beverly Fishman, left, and Dr. Eva Feldman discuss their work as part of a collaboration for the 2016 Evening of Art+Science.

The Art+Science project connects the institute’s Taubman Scholars – members of the U-M Medical School faculty – with leading contemporary artists, to explore the commonalities in their respective arenas of creativity and discovery. The artists then go on to produce works of art inspired by the lifesaving medical research of their Taubman Scholar partner, and the works are auctioned to fund more medical research grants through the institute.

On March 23 in Bloomfield Hills, Cranbrook Artist-in-Residence Beverly Fishman will take the stage along with PNR&D Director Eva L. Feldman, MD, PhD, at the Cranbrook Art Museum. The duo will discuss their work and the insights they have gained through meetings at one another’s laboratory and studio.

The evening begins at 6 p.m. and the informal talk by Fishman and Feldman will segue into a cocktail reception and possible “sneak peek” of items that will be up for bidding at the gala “Evening of Art+Science” which will take place April 21 at MOCAD in Detroit. Marsha Miro, president of MOCAD, will moderate the discussion.

Another artist-scientist pair will share their art+science experience on March 31 at the U-M Museum of Art (UMMA) in Ann Arbor. The 6 p.m. event will feature a talk with artist Allie McGhee and Taubman Scholar Valerie Opipari, MD, chair of pediatrics and communicable diseases at the U-M Health System. Joe Rosa, director of the UMMA, will chair the discussion.

No registration is required to attend the March 23 and March 31 lecture-receptions.   If you plan to attend, however, kindly e-mail Jason Keech at jkeech@med.umich.edu to facilitate a catering headcount.

For more information about tickets to the April 21 gala and auction, please visit www.TaubmanArtAndScience.org