European Avant-Gardes in America: Dada and Surrealism

Sunday, August 31, 2014, 11:30 a.m.

The Nelson A. Rockefeller Painting and Sculpture Gallery, Gallery 15, fourth floor

The early 1940s in New York was the site of important interactions between European art and artists and the origins of what would later be termed “American-type” painting and sculpture. Through close looking and discussion, explore several significant encounters between “pure psychic automatism,” dream imagery, abstraction, and the found object in American art around 1940.

Gallery Sessions, impromptu interactions facilitated by Museum educators that explore the creative process, art history, and the experience of art, take place daily in select galleries. Groups meet in the galleries noted on the schedule. Gallery Sessions are free with Museum admission. No registration is required.

FM headsets for sound amplification are available for all talks.