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Still Striking: Creativity & Aging | Dr. Doug Dreishpoon

How does creativity accommodate the changes that come as we age? For artists (painters, sculptors, musicians, poets, dancers), what are the benefits of growing older, when your body and mind begin to occupy alternate spaces? How does one adapt to these changes by adjusting methods and expectations? How does one’s place in the cycle of life affect what one can do and how one does it? How does a creative individual—in a word—persist? Dreishpoon’s series on Creativity & Aging is another opportunity to revisit what has become an expanding interdisciplinary study.

Still Striking: Creativity & Aging

Art historian, curator, and critic Dr. Doug Dreishpoon is director of Helen Frankenthaler catalogue raisonné, chief curator emeritus at the Buffalo AKG Art Museum, and consulting editor at the Brooklyn Rail. His essays, interviews, and reviews have appeared in numerous magazines and journals, including Art in America, Art Journal, Art News, Archives of American Art Journal, Sculpture, and The Brooklyn Rail. Recent exhibitions, with publications, include Imperfections by Chance: Paul Feeley Retrospective, 1954-1966, Giving up Your Mark: Helen Frankenthaler in the 1960s and 1970s, and Nothing and Everything: Seven Artists, 1947–1962. Helen Frankenthaler: Late Works, 1988–2009 (Radius Books, 2022) and Modern Sculpture: Artists in Their Own Words, an anthology of sculptors’ writings for the Documents of Twentieth-Century Art series (University of California Press, 2022) are his most current books. Dreishpoon holds a PhD from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

This program is part of the MFA’s Picture of Health initiative. Picture of Health is a multifaceted program examining integrated concepts of various concepts of health across space and time, using our collection as a point of departure. The program cultivates an integrated exploration of health—cognitive, physical, physiological, emotional, civic, intellectual, and spiritual with the goal of fostering well-being in our community.

$10 for MFA Members; $20 for Not-Yet Members

Use promotion code MFADDD for complimentary access to this program. You can apply this code once you register and add the program to your cart. This program is being offered complimentary due to the generosity of an anonymous underwriter (limited to first 50 tickets). 

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Event Details

April 29, 2023

11 am–12 pm

Museum of Fine Arts – Marly Room

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