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Friday, September 21, 2018 - 10:30am
Friday, September 28, 2018 - 10:30am
Friday, October 5, 2018 - 10:30am
Friday, October 19, 2018 - 10:30am
Friday, October 26, 2018 - 10:30am

$50 for the 5-part series; FREE for museum members, children under 12 and SMU faculty, staff and students. Reservations required; call 214.768.8587.


Salvador Dalí and the Resurgence of Surrealism

Luis Martín Lecture Series in the Humanities
Josh R. Rose, Art History Faculty, Brookhaven College

The Surrealist movement both in Paris and globally was in a conflicted situation in 1929-30 when Salvador Dalí formally entered the group. Beset with political agendas, Dalí is often considered a figure who helped Surrealism return to its roots with his potent, idiosyncratic psychological images. Despite this, within several years of joining the Surrealist group he would be denounced by its leader, André Breton. This five-part lecture series will focus on Dalí’s life and his impact on Surrealist ideology and art by exploring his place in the movement, along with his own specific brand of Surrealism, particularly as his travels from Spain to Paris to America led him to become the emblematic face of Surrealism as an art form. This program is made possible by gifts from the Fannie and Stephen Khan Charitable Foundation and the Eugene McDermott Foundation.


For more information call 214.768.2787