Exhibitions: William Hunter to Damien Hirst: The Dead Teach the Living

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Hunterian Art Gallery, Glasgow, United Kingdom

25 March 2016 –
5 March 2017

Group Exhibition

Instrument cabinet features in exhibition exploring the connections between art and science.

'Necromancer' (2007)

Photograph by Prudence Cuming Associates
© Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2016

'William Hunter to Damien Hirst: The Dead Teaching the Living' at the Hunterian Art Gallery in Glasgow features objects and artworks that explore the historical and contemporary connections between art and science.

At the centre of the exhibition is Hirst's instrument cabinet 'Necromancer' (2007). This piece comes from the collection of renowned art dealer, collector and curator Anthony d’Offay.

Also featured are rarely seen items from the collections of Hunterian founder Dr William Hunter, plus new works by artists Scott Rogers and Catherine Street.

The exhibition is curated by students from the MLitt Curatorial Practice (Contemporary Art) programme, established jointly between the University of Glasgow and Glasgow School of Art. This exhibition is part of Glasgow International Festival 2016