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Louise Bourgeois: Twosome – Lecture

Tuesday 09 January 2018

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM


A psychoanalytic tribute

Dr. Daniel Milman: Louise Bourgeois: From Depressed Mother to Philandering Father, the Birth of a Genius. 

A psychoanalytic tribute

Followed by a conversation with Ruth Direktor: The role and place of Artists biographies in the History of Art
Kauffman Auditorium
Tickets may be purchased in the Museum's website and in the Museum box office

Aged forty-one Louise Bourgeois went into psychoanalysis with Dr. Henry Lowenfeld. She remained in therapy thirty-three years until he died. Psychoanalysis therefore played a key role in her life as an artist and a woman.
Dr. Daniel Milman, relying on the findings of contemporary psychoanalysis and on Dr. Lowenfeld's description of the artistic personality, will propose a new understanding of the place Louise Bourgeois’ childhood had in the creation of her deeply moving art.

Louise Bourgeois in her home studio in 1974.
Photo: Mark Setteducati, © The Easton Foundation