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Exhibit: Bodies in Crisis

Spurlock Museum

600 S. Gregory St.

Urbana, Illinois 61801


(217) 333-2360


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Exhibits

Hours

February 1, 2022

12:00pm - 5:00pm

February 8, 2022

12:00pm - 5:00pm

February 15, 2022

12:00pm - 5:00pm

February 22, 2022

12:00pm - 5:00pm

March 1, 2022

12:00pm - 5:00pm

March 8, 2022

12:00pm - 5:00pm

March 15, 2022

12:00pm - 5:00pm

March 22, 2022

12:00pm - 5:00pm

March 29, 2022

12:00pm - 5:00pm

April 5, 2022

12:00pm - 5:00pm

April 12, 2022

12:00pm - 5:00pm

April 19, 2022

12:00pm - 5:00pm

April 26, 2022

12:00pm - 5:00pm

May 3, 2022

12:00pm - 5:00pm

May 10, 2022

12:00pm - 5:00pm

May 17, 2022

12:00pm - 5:00pm

May 24, 2022

12:00pm - 5:00pm

May 31, 2022

12:00pm - 5:00pm

June 7, 2022

12:00pm - 5:00pm

June 14, 2022

12:00pm - 5:00pm

June 21, 2022

12:00pm - 5:00pm

June 28, 2022

12:00pm - 5:00pm

July 5, 2022

12:00pm - 5:00pm

July 12, 2022

12:00pm - 5:00pm

July 19, 2022

12:00pm - 5:00pm

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Bodies in Crisis draws from our extensive collection of Ancient Mediterranean artifacts and modern reproductions. This new, temporary exhibit explores how ancient cultures navigated bodily crises through art. By representing the human body at important moments of change, ancient peoples investigated, remembered, mourned, celebrated, and protected themselves from harm.

 

“Crisis” is an ancient Greek word meaning decision or judgement. It is a turning point, a knife’s edge, a moment in time in which many possibilities exist simultaneously. The word has negative connotations in English, but the threat of crisis is subjective. Not all the ancient peoples represented in the exhibit would have experienced their embodiment as a crisis. Instead, their bodies often pose a crisis for others—how to respond to the body and how to interpret it.

 

Our bodies are always changing: from birth to death, through illness, disability, and pregnancy. Ancient peoples responded to these changes in their own ways and made objects that communicate their varied perspectives. Thus, the exhibit includes burial objects from Ancient Egypt, the Niger Valley, and Eastern Europe; figurines depicting human disability, such as a dwarf and a man with a curved spine from Ancient Egypt; as well as images of hybrid creatures (part human and part animal) from Ancient Greece and the Middle East

Category

Exhibits

Hours

February 1, 2022

12:00pm - 5:00pm

February 8, 2022

12:00pm - 5:00pm

February 15, 2022

12:00pm - 5:00pm

February 22, 2022

12:00pm - 5:00pm

March 1, 2022

12:00pm - 5:00pm

March 8, 2022

12:00pm - 5:00pm

March 15, 2022

12:00pm - 5:00pm

March 22, 2022

12:00pm - 5:00pm

March 29, 2022

12:00pm - 5:00pm

April 5, 2022

12:00pm - 5:00pm

April 12, 2022

12:00pm - 5:00pm

April 19, 2022

12:00pm - 5:00pm

April 26, 2022

12:00pm - 5:00pm

May 3, 2022

12:00pm - 5:00pm

May 10, 2022

12:00pm - 5:00pm

May 17, 2022

12:00pm - 5:00pm

May 24, 2022

12:00pm - 5:00pm

May 31, 2022

12:00pm - 5:00pm

June 7, 2022

12:00pm - 5:00pm

June 14, 2022

12:00pm - 5:00pm

June 21, 2022

12:00pm - 5:00pm

June 28, 2022

12:00pm - 5:00pm

July 5, 2022

12:00pm - 5:00pm

July 12, 2022

12:00pm - 5:00pm

July 19, 2022

12:00pm - 5:00pm

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