Vivian L. Smith Foundation Symposium: Surrealism and the Art of the 1960s

Vivian L. Smith Foundation Symposium: Surrealism and the Art of the 1960s

Artwork by Rene Magritte, © C. Herscovici / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York, courtesy of the Menil Collection

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Fri., May 12, 7-9 p.m. 2017
Free

Location Info:

The Menil Collection
1533 Sul Ross
Houston, TX  77006
713-525-9400
As much as I enjoy speaking the same language as William Shakespeare and Douglas Adams and as much as I loathe an English breakfast, I have often taken comfort in the Surrealist map of the world, which numbers Texas (in fact most of the Southern USA) among Mexico's holdings. Any group of cartographers so daring and so apt, must have been on to something. No doubt this is the tack that moderator Claire Howard and speakers Dr. Sandra Zalman and Dr. Steven Harris will take at this symposium on the influence of Surrealism on the art of the 1960s. There's also the whole foregrounding of symbols, simplification in compositions, and fascination with objects stripped of their position within a greater narrative.

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