Unlocking Creativity Through Psychoanalysis

Mood Disorders and Artistic Creativity

Lecture: Mood Disorders and Artistic Creativity

Sunday, January 13, 2013 | 2:30 pm  SOLD OUT
East Building, Museum Auditorium
Free tickets available at NCMA box office by calling 919-715-5923 (no online tickets)

A possible link between madness and genius is one of the oldest and most persistent of cultural notions—it is also one of the most controversial. Clinical psychologist Kay Jamison presents evidence for significantly increased rates of depression and bipolar illness in writers and artists, discusses possible reasons for these elevated rates, and opens discussion areas of potential clinical and ethical concern. Jamison is the Dalio Family Professor in Mood Disorders and a professor of psychiatry in the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. A reception sponsored by Lucy Daniels Foundation follows the lecture.

This lecture has been made possible, in part, by the generosity of the Lucy Daniels Foundation, Cary, N.C.

Edvard Munch, Attraction I (Tiltrekning I), 1896, lithograph, composition (irreg.): 19 x 14 3/8 in., Publisher: the artist, Paris; Printer: Auguste Clot, Paris; Edition: more than 100; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; The William B. Jaffe and Evelyn A. J. Hall Collection, © 2012 The Munch Museum / The Munch-Ellingsen Group / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York