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Learn about the art of healing at the Gibbes

  • Sunday, November 10, 2013

The Gibbes Museum of Art has partnered with Roper St. Francis to create a series of events – including conversations, panel discussions and workshops – that highlight the connection between art and healing. On Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 6 p.m., the museum will host a conversation and reception with USAF Surgeon Dr. Darrin Clouse, historian Dr. Walter Edgar and Gibbes Museum Curator of Exhibitions Pam Wall, moderated by Dr. Jeb Hallett, Roper St. Francis surgeon, around the Photography and the American Civil War exhibition. “We are honored to welcome this panel of experts to our ongoing Art of Healing series. The discussion will highlight the captivating connections between art, history and healing as seen through Photography and the American Civil War,” says Gibbes Museum Executive Director, Angela Mack. The panelists will include:

An enthusiastic interpreter of South Carolina and Southern history, culture, and life, Dr. Walter B. Edgar does so in a public forum in his weekly radio series on South Carolina ETV Radio: Walter Edgar’s Journal, and as a frequent speaker to many historical, civic and other organizations in South Carolina, across the United States, and abroad.

Dr. Darrin Clouse is consultant-emeritus to the USAF Surgeon General for vascular and endovascular surgery. He is professor of surgery at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) and the University of California, Davis in Sacramento, and is co-director for the David Grant USAF Medical Center (DGMC) Joint Heart, Lung and Vascular center, Travis AFB, Calif. Currently, he serves as the military program director and associate program director of the integrated vascular surgery residency and fellowship at UC Davis, DGMC, and VA Northern California. He has served two tours in Iraq and two in Afghanistan as the theater consultant for vascular surgery.

Pam Wall is the curator of exhibitions at the Gibbes Museum of Art. Prior to her tenure at the Gibbes, she worked at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. She holds a B.A. in Art History from Washington and Lee University and an M.A. in Art History from the University of South Carolina.

The panelists will discuss the exhibition Photography and the American Civil War and the evolving role of the camera in the nation’s bloodiest war.

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