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, join us to explore several significant encounters between “pure psychic automatism,” dream imagery, abstraction, and the found object in American art around 1940.

Join us for lively conversations and engaging activities, facilitated by Museum educators, that offer insightful and unusual ways to engage with collections and special exhibitions.

Groups meet in the galleries noted on the schedule. Gallery Sessions are free for members and Museum admission ticket holders. No registration is required.

FM headsets for sound amplification are available for all talks.

  1. Friday, February 19, 2016,
    1:30 p.m.

    Floor 5, Collection Galleries, Gallery 12
  2. Monday, January 4, 2016,
    1:30 p.m.

    Floor 5, Collection Galleries, Gallery 12
  3. Monday, July 6, 2015,
    11:30 a.m.

    Floor 4, Collection Galleries, Gallery 15
  4. Tuesday, June 16, 2015,
    1:30 p.m.

    Floor 4, Collection Galleries, Gallery 15
  5. Sunday, December 21, 2014,
    11:30 a.m.

    Floor 4, Collection Galleries, Gallery 15
  6. Tuesday, December 9, 2014,
    11:30 a.m.

    Floor 4, Collection Galleries, Gallery 15
  7. Saturday, November 1, 2014,
    11:30 a.m.

    Floor 4, Collection Galleries, Gallery 15
  8. Sunday, October 19, 2014,
    11:30 a.m.

    Floor 4, Collection Galleries, Gallery 15
  9. Wednesday, September 24, 2014,
    1:30 p.m.

    Floor 4, Collection Galleries, Gallery 15
  10. Sunday, August 31, 2014,
    11:30 a.m.

    Floor 4, Collection Galleries, Gallery 15
  11. Friday, August 29, 2014,
    1:30 p.m.

    Floor 4, Collection Galleries, Gallery 15
  12. Saturday, July 26, 2014,
    11:30 a.m.

    Floor 4, Collection Galleries, Gallery 15
This event is part of Gallery Sessions.