Art Gallery of Ontario Elective Opportunity

An opportunity to view and make art through the lens of the body

What story does art tell of the body and our relationship to it? Through a mix of gallery tours, discussion, and drawing classes, this course provides an introduction to how art can help us think about the body, and our social engagement with the body. We aim to foster a discussion about the intertwined history of medicine and the visual arts, and to encourage ‘critical’ looking.

This course is co-led by AGO’s artist-instructor Kerry Kim together with Allison Crawford and Lisa Richardson.

Course Dates: October 11, October 25, November 8, November 22

Course Time: 6:00 – 9:00pm

Eligibility: No art experience necessary. All course attendees must be a current University of Toronto student.

Cost: There is no cost for the course. Thanks to funding from Post-MD Education at the University of Toronto.

$10 for materials. Materials will be available to purchase and pick up the week of the course at:

Aboveground Art Supplies

74 McCaul Street

Toronto, ON M5T 3K2

Registration-For Medical learners Only:

To register go to eventbrite:

Please be sure to register through this eventbrite link and NOT through the Art Gallery of Ontario website. Kindly bring a copy of your “Free” ticket on Thursday October 11th along with your materials.

*Note: There is a limited number of seats for this course. Please register as soon as possible!

For more information please visit:

Please address queries to:

Allison Crawford MD PhD FRCPC