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VIRTUAL LECTURE: The Creative Power of Memory

April 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

with Jefferson A. Singer, Ph.D., Faulk Foundation Professor of Psychology, Connecticut College

$10 (Members 10% discount)

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This talk discusses a particular type of personal memory studied by psychologists – the “self-defining memory”— a vivid, emotionally evocative memory that is linked to ongoing themes and/or conflicts in an individual’s personality. A valuable resource in self-understanding and psychotherapy, they can also be fertile sources of creativity. Examples are drawn from art, film, and literature, including Louise Bourgeois, Steven Spielberg, and Robert Louis Stevenson, among others. To learn more about self-defining memories, visit:

Image: Louise Bourgeois, Dream, 1939. Woodcut, with hand additions. Gift of the artist, Copyright© The Easton Foundation/VAGA at ARS, NY. 

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This exhibition has been made possible by the generous support from Connecticut Humanities, the Department of Economic and Community Development, Connecticut Office of the Arts, HSB, The Aeroflex Foundation, The David T. Langrock Foundation, Mr. Andy Baxter, Mr. & Mrs. Robert D. Webster, Deborah & Roy Moore, Wayne & Barbara Harms, Bouvier Insurance, Mr. & Mrs. Jeb Embree as well as donors to the Museum’s Annual Fund.

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April 13
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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