PLAY at the Freud Museum London

Date: 19/07/2017 – 10/09/2017

Venue: Freud Museum London, 20 Maresfield Gardens, London, NW3 5SX 

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We all play. Play is at the core of development, of creativity, of mental health. What is it? A developmental process, a source of fun, a way of playing out anxieties, of creating something new, of building relationships. We all need play. It helps to define and develop who we are and what we can do. In the words of David Hockney, ‘People tend to forget that play is serious’.

This exhibition will explore play and how psychoanalysts consider it in the work that they do. It will look at play in the work of Sigmund and Anna Freud and other key figures, both in psychoanalytic history and today. It also aims to entice people of all ages to play at the Freud Museum. Come and play!