Landmarks Backyard Story Night


By Jonathan Lima

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Join Landmarks, Austin’s Backyard Story Night, Dell Medical School, and the Humanities Institute to enjoy an evening of stories centered around the theme Healing Touch. Commissioned for the newly opened Dell Medical School, artist Ann Hamilton created a series of photographs that illustrate touch, something we typically feel rather than see. The project is framed by the idea that human touch is the most essential means of contact and a fundamental expression of physical and emotional care.

Hamilton’s larger-than-life portraits will serve as a backdrop for the evening of stories. This event celebrates the human exchanges that occur in public art and healthcare, as well as the importance of both in the Austin community. Doors will open at 6pm with tours of the work of art in the Health Discovery Building and Health Transformation Building. Stories will begin at 7 outside of the Health Discovery Building; please dress accordingly. Parking is available in the Health Center Garage. Cider and hot chocolate will be provided; cash bar and snacks available for purchase.

Attention storytellers! We are looking for stories that illustrate the theme of Healing Touch from various perspectives, both within and outside of the medical field. If you are interested in telling a 5-6 minute story at this event, which is expected to attract several hundred people, please submit your information by Monday, 5 November. Thank you for sharing your stories with the Austin community!

EVENT DATE: Sunday, 11 November 2018 – 6:00pm to 8:30pm

LOCATION: 1601 Trinity St., Austin TX, 78712

ADMISSION: Free