Surrealism and Magic

Jan. 27-Apr. 5, 2015
Boca Raton Museum of Art

An exploration of the surrealists' interest in magic, arcane learning, and indigenous spirituality, the exhibition includes paintings and works on paper by Kurt Seligmann, André Breton, Matta, Dalí, Marcel Duchamp, Yves Tanquy, Man Ray, Max Ernst, Masson, Dorothea Tanning, Leonora Carrington, Wilfredo Lam, and Magritte.

Inspired by the magic-themed library of Mr. Seligmann (1900-1962), the exhibition includes rare books from the fifteenth to twentieth centuries, correspondence, ephemera, music, and film.

Organized by the Herbert Johnson Museum, Cornell University. Curated by Andy Weislogel, Curator of Earlier European and American Art (Johnson Museum) and Laurent Ferri, Curator of the Pre-1800 Collections, Rare Books & Manuscripts, Cornell University, Carl A. Kroch Library.

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Surrealism and Magic

Roberto Matta Echaurren (Chilean, 1911-2002), Oeufficiency, ca. 1954, oil on canvas. Collection of the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Gift of Ruth Moskin Fineschriber, 62.253