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The Science (and Art) of Later Life Creativity– an On Science Series talk and Maturity and Its Muse galleries exhibition featuring the work of 36 professional artists all over the age of 70

Tuesday, October 12, 2010 @ 6:00 PM-8:00 PM

Featured Speaker: Brian D. Carpenter, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Washington University in St. Louis

What does it mean to be creative in later life? How does aging influence an artist’s creativity? Does remaining creative influence an artist’s experience of growing older?

Join us for a discussion of these questions and the methods scientists have used to study creativity in older adults. The Science (and Art) of Later Life Creativity features results from a recent research project here in St. Louis that includes professional visual artists over age 70. Following the lecture, you’re invited to visit an exhibition of these later life artists’ current work, Maturity and Its Muse, on display at The Sheldon Art Galleries.

Seminar: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Artists Exhibition following from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

To be held at:
The Sheldon Concert Hall

3648 Washington Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108


On Science Series co-sponsor:

The Science (and Art) of Later Life Creativity and Maturity and Its Muse are supported in part by the Department of Psychology and the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis, The Delmar Gardens Family, The Hallmark Creve Coeur, Brookdale Senior Living, and the Missouri Arts Council.


Tuesday, October 12, 2010
6:00 PM-8:00 PM
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