This innovative exhibition was developed in collaboration with Marquette University’s Physical Therapy Program.
Kinesiology, the scientific study of human movement, derives from the Greek words kinesis (to move) and logy (to study). This science draws heavily from the disciplines of anatomy, biomechanics, and physiology. With a sound understanding of kinesiology, physical therapists can evaluate and treat individuals to move and function better.
Marquette’s course Kinesiology 1: The Upper Extremity, taught by Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy Dr. Jacob J. Capin, focuses on the basic concepts, terms, and principles of kinesiology. The seventy-two fourth-year Physical Therapy students enrolled in this course learn how to apply kinesiology principles to the upper extremities: shoulder complex, arm, elbow, wrist, and hand.
Moving Pictures: Kinesiology 1 includes objects from the Haggerty Museum of Art’s collection that depict bodies in motion, and that reference exercise, athletics, and interactions with the environment. These works invite the exploration of both typical and atypical movements across activities, groups, and cultures. They prompt conversation about the joint angles and forces required to perform motions depicted in the works of art. And they invite dialogue about the impact of people’s movement on their interactions with the world, and with each other.
This exhibition is curated by Curator for Academic Engagement Lynne Shumow with assistance from Career Diversity Graduate Assistant Kate Rose.