September 2, 2014–November 10, 2014
Ryerson & Burnham Libraries

Featuring books, periodicals and other materials, this exhibition explores Magritte’s Belgian cultural milieu, at once cosmopolitan and provincial, and the literary and artistic aspects of Surrealism in Belgium. Many of the artists working and living in Belgium during the early part of the twentieth century collaborated on various projects, but were not considered a cohesive group or movement. Instead, there are key figures and groups that emerge to form an interesting narrative, making connections with one another and the Surrealists in Paris.

Variétés. Brussels: Editions “Variétés,” [1928-1930]. Cover, January 15, 1929 (année 1 no. 9), Ryerson & Burnham Libraries.