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Member Lecture: Salvador Dalí—The Image Disappears

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Salvador Dalí. The Art Institute of Chicago, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph R. Shapiro. © Salvador Dalí, Fundació Gala-Salvador / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York, 2022.

Join Onur Öztürk, assistant professor of art history at Columbia College Chicago, as he discusses Salvador Dalí: The Image Disappears. In the Art Institute’s first-ever exhibition devoted to the Spanish Surrealist, we explore the pivotal period of the 1930s when the artist developed his unique persona and distinct brand of Surrealism, full of double visions, two-way imagery, and disappearing acts.

About the Speaker


Onur Öztürk is an assistant professor of art history in the art and art history department at Columbia College Chicago. He primarily teaches the history of art and design, visual culture, and global awareness. Previous courses including Art of IslamArt and Ritual, and Rethinking Museums. Originally from Ankara, Turkey, he received an M.Arch. in history of architecture from the Middle East Technical University and a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Öztürk’s teaching and scholarship aim to tackle Eurocentric and linear narratives of art history.

We encourage you to visit the exhibition before the lecture, if possible. We are anticipating high attendance for the Dalí exhibition on the day of this event, especially immediately following the member lecture.

Please note that this is an in-person event that takes place at the museum. In accordance with state and City of Chicago guidelines, visitors to the museum are no longer required to wear masks or provide proof of vaccination, though anyone who would like to wear a mask is encouraged to do so. If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or have been exposed to COVID-19 in the week before your visit, we ask that you stay home. We appreciate your help in keeping the museum a healthy and safe place for our staff and visitors. Learn more about our visiting policies.

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