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Lecture Series: Over the Top—Art of the Surreal

August 20, 2014
1:00PM2:00PM
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.

Dalí and Miró: Dream Shapes (Spain)

Surrealism in Spain ranged from the illusionistic landscapes of Salvador Dalí to the automatic abstractions of Joan Miró. Although often associated with the movement in Paris, Spanish Surrealists embraced themes relating to national traits, environments, and events specific to Spain, especially the onset of the Spanish Civil War in 1936. In addition to the ideas and processes of Dalí and Miró, this lecture will consider the psychological explorations of artists Angel Planells, Luis Buñuel, and Pablo Picasso, among others.

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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

Salvador Dalí. Mae West's Face which May be Used as a Surrealist Apartment, 1934–35. Gift of Mrs. Charles B. Goodspeed. © Salvador Dalí, Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York, 2014.