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"SURREALISM + Wunderkammer"
1999-07-23 until 0000-00-00
USA United States of America
A new long-term installation opening July 23 includes paintings, sculpture works on paper drawn from the Menils renowned holdings of works by
such artists as Rene Magritte, Max Ernst, Yves Tanguy, Victor Brauner and Man Ray. It will
feature a wunderkammer, or room of wonders, housing curiosities (African artifacts and
astronomical instruments, for example) that fascinated and inspired the Surrealists. The new
installation, curated by Paul Winkler, director of the Menil from 1990 to 1999, promises to
probe the mystery of the ordinary, as the noted Magritte scholar David Sylvester has
described the essence of Surrealism.