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Playing with Your Mind: Focus on Surrealism

With Curator of Education Mariann Smith

Wednesday, December 5, 2012, 11:30 am–12:15 pm

Salvador Dalí (Spanish, 1904–1989). The Transparent Simulacrum of the Feigned Image, 1938. Oil on canvas, 28 1/2 x 36 1/4 inches (72.4 x 92.1 cm). Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Bequest of A. Conger Goodyear, 1966. © Salvador Dalí, Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí, Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York 2012.

FREE as part of Founders' Week

Join Curator of Education Mariann Smith for a talk about Surrealist works in the Albright-Knox's Collection.

The goal of Surrealist artists like Salvador Dalí, René Magritte, and Joan Miró was to combine the conscious and the unconscious. This resulted in unusual worlds in which things are not always what they seem: Is it a landscape or a still life? What are the large metal spheres floating over the dark mountains? Why is everyone having a good time but Harlequin?

More Founders’ Week Focus Talks 

Exploring Feelings: Focus on German Expressionism
Tuesday, December 4, 2012, 11:30 am 

When the Art World Came to New York: Focus on Abstract Expressionism
Thursday, December 6, 2012, 11:30 am