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Slow Looking: Surrealism

Mar 18 | 3:00–4:00


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  • Free with museum admission
    Program begins promptly at 3:00.

Man Ray (Emmanuel Radnitzky)

Join the conversation as we dig deeper into one of the 20th century’s most influential artistic movements. How did the aftermath of the first World War drive a group of artists to reject traditional values in favor of radical exploration of the unconscious mind? 

Learn about groundbreaking creative processes, materials, and symbolism in this tour of Surrealist art in our galleries. Participants are invited to reflect and discuss with one another as we consider how artists responded to tremendous social and political upheaval while pushing the boundaries of acceptable expression. As André Breton asked in his 1924 Manifesto of Surrealism, “Can’t the dream also be used in solving the fundamental questions of life?”

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