Art and Psyche in the City

Events and Conferences

Art and Psyche in the City


New York, New York
Dates: July 19-22, 2012

An international conference sponsored by:

     NYU Steinhardt Department of Applied Psychology

     NYU Steinhardt Department of Art and Art Professions

     The Jungian Psychoanalytic Association

     The International Association for Analytical Psychology

     The Archive for Research in Archetypal Symbolism


Please join us for a multinational conference exploring the interface of the arts, psychology and city life. Plenaries, workshops and breakouts will feature presentations by painters, musicians, poets, actors, photographers, psychotherapists, analysts and expressive arts therapists. Ten minute sparks of images and ideas will flash throughout the conference. 

The Thursday night public program features the award-winning poet Mark Doty on Walt Whitman, Donald Sosin on his score for the film Manhatta and a panel with composer Jorge Martin and photographer Deborah O’Grady. A Saturday night Dream-Over, an overnight spent at the Rubin Museum, will be offered.

During the weekend, the Arts Paths will offer specially designed tours of  National Museum of the American Indian in New York City, the Rubin Museum of Art, the Morgan Library and Museum, the Asia Society Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and its Watson Library, the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. There will be walking tours of the Masonic Temple and the High Line, viewings of subway station murals in The Arts For Transit program, and selected art and psyche videos at NYU. The conference will provide maps of galleries and subway art.

The Archive for Research in Archetypal Symbolism (ARAS) and the Kristine Mann Library (KML) will offer open houses for those interested in the arts, symbolism and psychology. 

Registration and Program

For more information and to register, please CLICK HERE and scroll to the bottom of the page.

NYU students are invited to volunteer for the Art and Psyche in the City Conference, July 19-22, 2012.  Students will be permitted to participate in various aspects of the conference in exchange for helping with registration, monitoring of breakout sessions, helping conference attendees find their way around NYU and New York City, etc.  If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Lauri Masur at (973) 696-3783 or 


For more information on hotel accommodations, please CLICK HERE.

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