Art and Psyche is an international conference organized by the Art and Psyche Working Group Sponsored by the Jungian Psychoanalytic Association, The International Association of Analytical Psychology and the Archive for Research in Archetypal Symbolism. Also cosponsored and hosted by New York University Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development: Department of Applied Psychology and Department of Art and Art Professions.
The conference focuses on the creative collaboration between depth psychology and the arts.
Traditional lectures, presentations, workshops, experiential activities, and breakouts will feature presentations by painters, musicians, poets, actors, photographers, psychotherapists, analysts and expressive arts therapists. Ten minute sparks of images and ideas will flash throughout the conference.
The opening day of the conference will offer designed tours of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York City, the Rubin Museum of Art, the Morgan Library and Museum, the Asia Society Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and its Watson Library, the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. There will be walking tours of the Masonic temple and the High Line, viewings of subway station murals in The Arts For Transit program, and selected art and psyche videos at NYU. Maps of galleries and subway art will be provided.
The Archive for Research in Archetypal Symbolism (ARAS) and the Kristine Mann Library (KML) will offer open houses for those interested in the arts, symbolism and psychology.
The Thursday night public program with the award-winning poet Mark Doty on Walt Whitman, and Donald Sosin on his score for the film Manhatta, will includea panel with composer Jorge Martin and photographer Deborah O’Grady. A Saturday night Dream-Over, an overnight spent at the Rubin Museum, will be offered.
73 presenters are scheduled over the 4 days of the conference, including Fisher King author Mark Winborn who will be offering a multi-media presentation based on his book Deep Blues: Human Soundscapes for the Archetypal Journey which explores the psychological foundations of the blues music genre.
Complete program information, registration and hotel information can be obtained at the Art and Psyche website.