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Psychiatry and the Arts Lecture at the Walters, April 19

Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison merges science with the creative mind

Posted 03.22.10

Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison

As part of its Beauty and the Brain exhibition, The Walters Art Museum (600 N. Charles St.) hosts a lecture featuring Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison, professor of psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and co-director of the Johns Hopkins Mood Disorders Center. The 7 p.m. lecture will be followed by a wine and cheese reception.

Jamison will share her knowledge and expertise of art and the creative mind. Jamison has written more than 100 scientific articles about mood disorders, suicide, creativity and lithium, and is the recipient of numerous national and international scientific awards, including a MacArthur Genius Grant Award.

Tickets are $20 for Walters members, $25 for non-members and can be ordered online at www.wamwc.org or by calling 410-547-9000, ext. 667. The lecture is sponsored by the Women's Committee of the Walters Art Museum and all proceeds benefit the education programs at the museum. For more information, click here.

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Beauty and the Brain: A Neural Approach to Aesthetics

Talk on April 11, 2-3 p.m., The Walters Art Museum, 600 N. Charles St.

Cornel Rubino, foundation and illustration faculty member, along with two doctors will discuss the dynamic collaboration between the Walters and the Zanvyl Krieger Mind ⁄ Brain Institute at The Johns Hopkins University, pioneering a new approach to the neural basis of the aesthetic experience, while Rubino's artistic sensibility will provide a poignant counterpoint to the conversation.