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Lecture Series: Over the Top—Art of the Surreal

June 25, 2014
Rubloff Auditorium
Per lecture: $10 members, $15 nonmembers; Entire Series: $40 members, $60 nonmembers

In conjunction with Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926–1938 as well as the recent reinstallation of the museum’s own celebrated Surrealist collection, this four part series focuses on the major representatives and innovators of Surrealism.

Tanguy and Masson: Places Unknown (France)

This lecture will consider the origins of Surrealism in France, beginning with its roots in the writings of Guillaume Apollinaire and in Dada, culminating in the 1924 Surrealist manifesto penned by André Breton. Though it was an international art movement, Surrealism was largely centered in Paris. Surrealist working in France included André Masson, Man Ray, Yves Tanguy, and the German-born artists Max Ernst and Hans Arp. Steeped in the writings of Sigmund Freud, the Surrealists favored experimental techniques and non-descriptive subjects, presenting alternative realities and rejecting naturalism for imagination.

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Over the Top: Art of the Surreal

June 25
Tanguy and Masson:Places Unknown (France)

July 16
Magritte and Delvaux:Beyond Appearances (Belgium)

August 20
Dalí and Miró: Dream Shapes (Spain)

September 10
Surrealism in Chicago: Collectors of Vision

Yves Tanguy. Untitled, 1940. Lindy and Edwin Bergman Collection. © 2014 Estate of Yves Tanguy / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.