Anatomy Dissection: The quest for knowledge and beauty
April 12, 2016 - August 16, 2016
Biddeford Campus Art Gallery
AN EXHIBIT OF PHOTOGRAPHS BY DR. FRANK WILLARD, PH.D.
CURATED BY ORAN SUTA
Cadaveric dissection has long been a rite of passage for physicians. There is no book that can impart the lessons that this experience can, challenging the intellect, hand-skill and integrity of the initiate. The donor’s gift challenges the assured authority of textbooks, demonstrating innumerable variations of individuals and adaptations to life’s experiences. The body makes real a bewilderingly complex collection of mechanical systems, and gives an experience that fosters reflection on life, death, altruism and bravery.
You are cordially invited to look behind the curtain of this solemn practice, at a sampling of the work done by Dr. Frank Willard, faculty at the University of New England College of Medicine, who has documented his efforts with photography for more than twenty-five years. His dedication to the discipline has made him an authority on Neuroanatomy, spinal mechanics and the role of connective tissue within the skeletal muscular system. Dr. Willard teaches classes all over the world and authors scholarly papers, while being the guiding hand of UNE’s anatomy donor lab curriculum.