may, 2017

thu04may6:00 pmFirst Thursdays: Alan Spitzer, M.D.6:00 pm Evansville Museum 411 S.E. Riverside Drive Evansville


(Thursday) 6:00 pm


Evansville Museum 411 S.E. Riverside Drive Evansville

Event Details

The First Thursdays event is on May 4, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with artist Alan Spitzer, M.D. This free event is taking placing at the Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science in downtown Evansville, Indiana.  This event open to the public for an opportunity to meet Spitzer and converse with him about his artwork and inspirations.  There will be appetizers and a cash bar. 

On display in the Eykamp Pavilion, starting May 4, will be Orchid photographs by Alan Spitzer, M.D. Elegant and exotic orchids have held the fascination of humans for millennia. Many cultures believed them to provide virility and power whereas others utilized their healing properties. Orchids have always been treasured for their beauty and scent as much as they still are today. Alan Spitzer has captured images of these botanical gems.

In the 1970’s, Alan Spitzer, M.D. began photography. He started working primarily in black and white. He progressively moved to color over the past 15 years as the craft advanced in color printing techniques. All of his current work is color photography which he controls the printing process himself. Spitzer studied with the late Ansel Adams just prior to his death in 1984. That experience created a profound and lasting influence on much of his work with the landscape. Yet, Spitzer found himself compelled to photograph the city. He began to explore graffiti and street art as another facet of potential photographic expression. This work originally started in Philadelphia, but has expanded to New York and Miami in recent years.

Dr. Alan Spitzer earned an Undergraduate Degree from New Jersey’s Rutgers University and graduated from University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He completed his Pediatric Residency at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and his neonatal fellowship at University of California at San Francisco. He has had a long and accomplished career as a neonatologist. He has taught Pediatrics and published a popular neonatal textbook, “Fetal and Neonatal Secrets”. Dr. Spitzer has also served many years overseeing clinical research, continuing medical education and clinical initiatives.