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Exhibit: Bodies in Crisis

Spurlock Museum

600 S. Gregory St.

Urbana, Illinois 61801


(217) 333-2360


Category

Exhibits

Hours

February 5, 2022

10:00am - 4:00pm

February 12, 2022

10:00am - 4:00pm

February 19, 2022

10:00am - 4:00pm

February 26, 2022

10:00am - 4:00pm

March 5, 2022

10:00am - 4:00pm

March 12, 2022

10:00am - 4:00pm

March 19, 2022

10:00am - 4:00pm

March 26, 2022

10:00am - 4:00pm

April 2, 2022

10:00am - 4:00pm

April 9, 2022

10:00am - 4:00pm

April 16, 2022

10:00am - 4:00pm

April 23, 2022

10:00am - 4:00pm

April 30, 2022

10:00am - 4:00pm

May 7, 2022

10:00am - 4:00pm

May 14, 2022

10:00am - 4:00pm

May 21, 2022

10:00am - 4:00pm

May 28, 2022

10:00am - 4:00pm

June 4, 2022

10:00am - 4:00pm

June 11, 2022

10:00am - 4:00pm

June 18, 2022

10:00am - 4:00pm

June 25, 2022

10:00am - 4:00pm

July 2, 2022

10:00am - 4:00pm

July 9, 2022

10:00am - 4:00pm

July 16, 2022

10:00am - 4:00pm

July 23, 2022

10:00am - 4:00pm

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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 5, 2022

10:00am - 4:00pm

February 12, 2022

10:00am - 4:00pm

February 19, 2022

10:00am - 4:00pm

February 26, 2022

10:00am - 4:00pm

March 5, 2022

10:00am - 4:00pm

March 12, 2022

10:00am - 4:00pm

March 19, 2022

10:00am - 4:00pm

March 26, 2022

10:00am - 4:00pm

April 2, 2022

10:00am - 4:00pm

April 9, 2022

10:00am - 4:00pm

April 16, 2022

10:00am - 4:00pm

April 23, 2022

10:00am - 4:00pm

April 30, 2022

10:00am - 4:00pm

May 7, 2022

10:00am - 4:00pm

May 14, 2022

10:00am - 4:00pm

May 21, 2022

10:00am - 4:00pm

May 28, 2022

10:00am - 4:00pm

June 4, 2022

10:00am - 4:00pm

June 11, 2022

10:00am - 4:00pm

June 18, 2022

10:00am - 4:00pm

June 25, 2022

10:00am - 4:00pm

July 2, 2022

10:00am - 4:00pm

July 9, 2022

10:00am - 4:00pm

July 16, 2022

10:00am - 4:00pm

July 23, 2022

10:00am - 4:00pm

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