Sunday, May 4, 2008

Leonard Shlain: "Art & Physics" at Town Hall

Tuesday, May 13, 2008 | 7:30pm

Location: Downstairs at Town Hall, enter on Seneca Street.

Leonard Shlain, a surgeon and author, proposes that visionary artists are the first members of a culture to use image and metaphor to see the world in a new way. These preverbal expressions of novel concepts are then later formulated by physicists. His theory is rooted in brain research and in Jungian archetypal unconscious said to be stored in DNA. Using examples of specific art works alongside the world-changing ideas of great thinkers, Shlain demonstrates how throughout history changes in music and literature synchronized with those occurring in art and physics and explores why these connections occur.

Tickets are $5 at the door only. Town Hall members receive priority seating.

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