NEW YORK, April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Renowned sleep and dream expert, Ernest Hartmann, M.D., will speak at the Rubin Museum of Art on April 9, 2011. Hartmann will team up with Irish playwright Frank McGuinness to discuss the Irish dreamscape as part of the Rubin Museum's "Brainwave 2011" and "Imagine Ireland 2011" programs.
The son of Heinz Hartmann, of Freudian fame, Ernest Hartmann is a psychiatrist and former director of the Sleep Disorders Center at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He has written 11 books and more than 300 articles on sleep, dreams and personality. The Kindle version of Hartmann's latest book, Boundaries: A New Way to Look at the World, frequently appears on Amazon's bestseller list in psychology of religion. Another recent work, The Nature and Functions of Dreaming, is available through Oxford University Press.
Hartmann actually met Sigmund Freud as a child in Austria. However, says Hartmann, "since he was 80 and I was two, it was not a great meeting of the minds." Robert Hoss, author of Dream Language, calls Hartmann "one of the great thinkers of our time." Hartmann's Boundaries book is "one of the decade's most important contributions to the understanding of human personality," says Saybrook University Professor of Psychology Dr. Stanley Krippner.
Frank McGuinness is a Tony-award-winning playwright who teaches at University College Dublin. His past works include The Factory Girls, Gates of Gold, There Came a Gypsy Riding and Someone Who'll Watch Over Me, which earned him a Tony nomination in 1993.
The Rubin Museum is known for popular, imaginative and interactive programs often centered around Himalayan art. On Friday, March 25th, the museum showcased a melting Buddha statue carved from a half-ton block of ice.
The "Irish Dreams" event takes place at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 9th at the Rubin Museum of Art. Tickets are $15.
Rubin Museum of Art
150 W. 17th St.
New York, NY 10011
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