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Joseph Cornell and the Mind of Creativity


Friday 3 July 2015
6.30 — 7.30pm

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Lynda Hartigan - The James B and Mary Lou Hawkes Chief Curator

Photo courtesy Peabody Essex Museum

Joseph Cornell is one of the most famous yet mystifying characters in modern American art. Cornell scholar Lynda Roscoe Hartigan explores what recent studies in creativity and cognition have contributed to understanding his distinctive constructions, collages and films.

Self-taught, Joseph Cornell questioned the origins of creativity and embraced informal, lifelong learning. A visual polymath, he re-imagined an extraordinary range of materials, disciplines and experiences. An insatiable collector, he acquired not just things but people as expressions of human behaviour, aspirations and emotions. Hartigan brings her insights as the founding curator of the Smithsonian Institution’s Joseph Cornell Study Centre to this fresh perspective on the artist.

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Friday 3 July 2015

6.30 — 7.30pm

Reynolds Room, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts

£14 (includes exhibition entry). £10 (event only). Concessions available.