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Lecture Series: Over the Top—Art of the Surreal

September 10, 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.

Surrealism in Chicago: Collectors of Vision

Chicago provided fertile ground for the appreciation and popularization of Surrealist imagery and ideas.  While collectors sought out original works of art by artists such as Dalì, Matta, and Joseph Cornell, Surrealism also captured the city's imagination and became part of the vocabulary of Chicago's always-lively art world, sending roots into the academic community and into artists' studios.  See works from the permanent collections of the Art Institute and Museum of Contemporary Art, and learn how Surrealism lives today.

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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

Max Ernst. Untitled (Loplop Presents), 1932. Lindy and Edwin Bergman Collection.