Creativity, aging, and the economy, What's Up with Chris Farrell?

  • Minneapolis Institute of Arts 2400 Third Avenue South Minneapolis, MN USA

Do you associate gray hair with creativity? The assumption that aging is an anathema to creativity is a widely held but false stereotype. It’s an attitude that may be the economy’s biggest creativity killer.

 Let’s gather for a myth-bashing discussion at the MIA in the same galleries that hold several works by Matisse. Henri Matisse was an artist who did some of his best work in his 80s, using innovations built on the skills he nurtured over a lifetime.

The insight that older people are (or can be) creative isn’t limited to a handful of exceptional individuals or to a few artistic pursuits like painting and music. No, the same insight holds for professions like law and medicine, management and entrepreneurs, factory workers and cubicle dwellers.

Challenge your assumptions and talk about why the older years may be the most, not the least, creative time of life.

Meet at Visitor Desk near the 3rd Avenue entrance beginning at 10:30 AM. We'll walk to the gallery at 11:00 and chat with Chris. Afterwards, have a sandwich or a beverage at the MIA's cafe.

Free, but please register. Here is the LINK.