Why were Dada and Surrealist artists so intrigued by the unconscious? We’ll focus specifically on the various techniques Max Ernst used to explore the idea of the "irrational" in the wake of WWI. Participants are invited to experiment with frottage (rubbing), one of Ernst's unusual drawing methods.

This session is led by Kerry Downey.

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. Tuesday, December 12, 2017,
    11:30 a.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 2
  2. Sunday, November 19, 2017,
    11:30 a.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 2
  3. Sunday, November 12, 2017,
    11:30 a.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 2
  4. Saturday, October 14, 2017,
    1:30 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 2
  5. Thursday, October 5, 2017,
    11:30 a.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 2
  6. Saturday, September 30, 2017,
    1:30 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor 2
This event accompanies Max Ernst: Beyond Painting.
This event is part of Gallery Sessions.