Current exhibits

Japanese measles poster

Drawn to Health: Bodies and Medicine in Popular Visual Culture (September 12 - December 29, 2022)

Where: Wangensteen Historical Library, 2-340 Phillips-Wangensteen Building

Free and open to the public.

Graphic medicine has been defined as the intersection between the medium of comics and the discourse of healthcare. In the last fifteen years, graphic medicine and the health humanities have provided new opportunities to study the expressions and experiences of patients and health professionals. This exhibit seeks to examine the historical underpinnings of graphic medicine, through collections held at both the Wangensteen Historical Library and the Children’s Literature Research Collections. 

Explore the materials on display outside the Wangensteen to discover more about the historical and contemporary use of visual narratives to communicate about health and medicine!

You can find full citations and catalog links to the volumes used in the exhibit by looking at the exhibit bibliography.

Past exhibits