College of Liberal Arts

Museum Walk with Ray Williams / Gallery Conversation with Rafael Campo

Thursday Apr 20, 2017 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM | Blanton Museum of Art

On Thursday, April 20th, 2017, Ray Wliiams, Director of Education and Academic Affairs at the Blanton Museum of Art, will lead a museum walk alongside poet and essayist Dr. Rafael Campo. This walk will demonstrate how art interpretation is used in medical education. A gallery conversation with Dr. Campo and museum educator Ray Williams will follow. This event is free and open to the public. 

Dr. Rafael Campo, a poet and essayist who teaches and practices internal medicine at Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, will be coming to Austin for a series of events starting April 20th. A graduate of Amherst College and Harvard Medical School, Dr. Campo currently resides in Boston, where his medical practice serves mostly Latinos, gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgendered people, and people with HIV infection. Dr. Campo is also on the faculty of Lesley University's Creative Writing MFA Program, and he is the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including a Guggenheim fellowship, a National Poetry Series award, and a Lambda Literary Award for his poetry. 

Ray Williams was featured in the March 11, 2017 issue of The New York Times, in an article titled "Improving Medicine with Art."

TILTS and the Humanities Institute will be hosting additional events with Dr. Campo on Friday, April 21st, 2017. Please view our events page for additional information on the below events.

Friday, April 21st

Poetry Reading: The Blanton Museum Atrium (12:00)

Formal talk: “Training the Eye, Hearing the Heart:  Art, Poetry, and Healing”
            Avaya Auditorium (6:00; POB 2.302)

For more information on Dr. Campo's poetry, please visit (

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