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Bioethics Program Director Robert Klitzman: "Am I My Genes? Mixed Species in Science and Art"

Date

Mar 04, 2012 - 7:30 p.m.

Location

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Ave. (at 89th St.) New York, NY 10128

From the Guggenheim website:

Columbia University Professor Robert Klitzman gave an illustrated lecture that explored the history of combining species and genes in science and visual art. As scientists experiment with genetically modified species to improve human life, we are faced with fundamental questions about what it means to be “natural.” Klitzman shared his insights into this dilemma by surveying human-animal depictions in art through time, from ancient Egyptian and Greek mythology to Northwest Pacific Indian totem poles, Rubens, Picasso, and even Spiderman, showing how art can help us move forward into a brave new world.

Speakers

Professor Robert Klitzman