Health and Arts Lecture Series: "The Eye, Ocular Diseases and Visual Artists"


Georgia O'Keeffe, Edgar Degas and Claude Monet created visually striking, unforgettable works. Many arts patrons don't realize, however, that these artists rendered groundbreaking imagery while struggling with ocular disorders such as macular degeneration and cataracts.

As a retinal specialist in ophthalmology, Dr. Richard Fish is quite familiar with the conditions from which these artists suffered, having treated many patients with these and other disorders. He will address whether these diseases might have affected the creative output of these and other notable artists or perhaps even impacted major movements such as Impressionism.

Fish, deputy chairman of the department of ophthalmology at The Methodist Hospital and physician member of Methodist's Center for Performing Arts Medicine, is the inaugural speaker in the Houston Arts and Medicine Lecture Series.



Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
1001 Bissonnet St.
Houston, TX 77005


Admission is free; tickets are required.
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