In 1928, André Breton began his essay “Surrealism and Painting” with the statement, “The eye exists in its primitive state.” Join a discussion about the aims and interests of Surrealist painting and the diverse attempts of artists—including Salvador Dalí, René Magritte, and Joan Miró—to engage the eye.

This session is led by Diana Bush.

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, November 3, 2017,
    1:30 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 5, Collection Galleries
  2. Friday, October 13, 2017,
    11:30 a.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 5, Collection Galleries
  3. Friday, September 8, 2017,
    1:30 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 5, Collection Galleries
  4. Sunday, September 3, 2017,
    11:30 a.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 5, Collection Galleries
This event is part of Gallery Sessions.