Learning Through the Arts - Patterns: Medical Illustration


Sat Jun 12 2021 at 12:00 pm to 03:00 pm


The African American Museum in Philadelphia | Philadelphia, PA

Learning Through the Arts - Patterns: Medical Illustration Join artist and educator Jihan Thomas for fun, safe, and inspiring hands-on activities for youth and families during your visit to AAMP on second Saturdays. Held in our spacious auditorium, each drop-in Learning Through the Arts workshop is designed with visitor and staff safety in mind and will draw on the rich thematic content in our exhibitions.
The June 12th workshop complements the Museum’s current special exhibition Anna Russell Jones: The Art of Design, which highlights the diverse treasures of AAMP’s permanent collection. Anna Russell Jones (1902-1995) was the first African American graduate of the Philadelphia School of Design for Women, now Moore College of Art and Design, and an alumna of the anatomy department of Howard Medical School, now Howard University College of Medicine. She was known to contemporaries as a talented artist, working in wallpaper and carpet design, as a civil service illustrator, and freelance artist.
After serving in World War II, Jones studied medical illustration at Howard University, a historically Black college in Washington, D.C. She later returned to Philadelphia and worked as a nurse and later as an illustrator. Inspired by this genre of her work, guests will learn the basics of medical illustration and practice drawing the heart, eye, and hand.
Advance registration is encouraged for this program. To reserve your space, please click the above button and purchase general museum admission for the 12 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. or 1:45 p.m. to 3 p.m. time slots on Saturday, June 12th. Due to COVID-19 restrictions issued by the City of Philadelphia, this program is limited to 20 guests. Guests will be required to wear masks and practice social distancing during their visit. Please direct any questions regarding your visit to [email protected]
Where is it happening?
The African American Museum in Philadelphia, 701 Arch Street, Philadelphia, United States
Host or PublisherThe African American Museum in Philadelphia
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