DETROIT (WWJ) – Seeing a disease through the eyes of an artist.

Eleven artists were recently paired with 11 University of Michigan doctors to visually express the research that doctor was working on. The point of the project is to raise funds for the Taubman Emerging Scholars program.

Edith Brisken, with the A. Alfred Taubman Medical Research Institute, said the artists went in different directions to illustrate the research done by the doctor they were paired up with — from displaying neurological diseases to liver and pancreatic cancer.

“There are just all kinds of multimedia pieces by these contemporary artists. Some are abstract, some are literal,” she said.

Briskin said the art will be on display — and for sale — during a fundraiser at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit on May 22.

“It starts at five o’clock and then dinner. Then, there’s a big party starting at eight o’clock,” she said.

Tickets to the after-dinner party and auction start at $50.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit


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