Talk With Renowned Artist to Explore Creativity, Memory

Talk With Renowned Artist to Explore Creativity, Memory

Spencer Finch's watercolor installation is in the Museum's Memorial Hall. (Photo: Amy Dreher)

Spencer Finch, who created the watercolor installation in the 9/11 Memorial Museum’s Memorial Hall, joins psychiatrist and brain scholar Dr. Gail Saltz in a discussion at the Museum on Thursday, March 5 at 7 p.m., hosted in collaboration with the 92nd Street Y’s 7 Days of Genius Festival.

Clifford Chanin, the Museum’s vice president for education and public programs, will also participate in the talk, titled “The Genius of Memory.” It will focus on the creative process and the connections between art and memory.

Finch created the artwork in the Museum titled “Trying to Remember the Color of the Sky on That September Morning,” a memorial tribute in which each of the 2,983 blue squares represents a victim of the 1993 and 2001 terrorist attacks.

Admission for the program only is $20, and admission for both the program and the Museum between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. is $30. Doors for the program open about 30 minutes in advance.

Museum members can gain admission to the program for $15.

Register here.

By Jordan Friedman, 9/11 Memorial Research and Digital Projects Associate