Bringing together more than 160 works on paper by such iconic artists as Salvador Dali', Max Ernst, Leonora Carrington, and Joan Miro', this is the first major exhibition to explore the central role of drawing in surrealism. This show will offer multiple new perspectives on the emergence, evolution, and influence of this revolutionary movement.
Bringing together more than 160 works on paper by such iconic artists as Salvador Dalí, Max Ernst, Leonora Carrington, and Joan Miró, this is the first major exhibition to explore the central role of drawing in surrealism, one of the most important movements in twentieth-century art.
Once considered a minor medium, drawing became a predominant means of expression and innovation among surrealist artists in the first half of the twentieth century, resulting in a rich array of graphic techniques including automatic drawing, collage, decalcomania, exquisite corpse, and frottage.
Drawing Surrealism will offer multiple new perspectives on the emergence, evolution, and influence of this revolutionary movement. It will also explore the international impact of surrealist drawing by featuring important works on paper by over seventy artists from fifteen different countries, from Eastern and Western Europe, North and South America, and Japan.
Drawing Surrealism is co-organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and The Morgan Library & Museum.
Lead funding for this exhibition is provided by the Ricciardi Family Exhibition Fund and by the Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation, with further generous support from the Sherman Fairchild Fund for Exhibitions.
Friday, February 1, 7 p.m.
Between the Lines
Saturday, February 2, 11 a.m.
Saturday, March 2, 11 a.m.
Wednesday, February 6, 10:30 a.m.
Inner Landscape: Martha Graham and the Surreal
Thursday, February 7, 7 p.m.
Leave it to Chance: Surrealism 101 for the Family
Saturday, February 9, drop-in 2-5 p.m.
Friday, March 22, 7 p.m.
Patrick Milliman 212.590.0310, firstname.lastname@example.org
Alanna Schindewolf 212.590.0311, email@example.com
Press Preview: Thursday, January 24, 2013, 10–11:30 a.m.
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