September 1 – October 31, 2021
A phobia is a type of anxiety disorder defined by a persistent and excessive fear of an object or situation. The first written reference to phobic problems that we have is in the works of the ancient Greek Hippocrates in 450 BCE. It wasn’t until 1951 that phobias were officially classified by the American Psychiatric Association.
While phobias can be a very serious matter, we hope you enjoy this lighthearted look at artwork from our permanent collection. We have paired each work with a phobia. How well can you guess our pairings?