Please join us for a media preview of
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Remarks by Morgan director William M. Griswold
Short curatorial presentation
Tea & coffee will be served
The Morgan Library & Museum, 225 Madison Avenue at 36th Street, NYC
January 25–April 21, 2013
Few artistic movements of the twentieth century are as celebrated and studied as surrealism. For those involved in the movement, drawing was a vital means of expression and innovation, resulting in a rich array of graphic techniques that radically pushed conventional art historical boundaries. Yet the medium has been largely overlooked in visual arts studies and exhibitions as scholars and institutions have focused more on surrealist painting and sculpture.
Beginning January 25, 2013, the Morgan will present Drawing Surrealism, the first New York exhibition to explore the central role drawing played in surrealist art. The show features more than 160 works on paper by 70 artists from 15 countries, offering an important new understanding of
surrealism’s emergence, evolution, and worldwide influence.
The exhibition is co-organized with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and will remain on view at the Morgan through April 21, 2013.
Read the full press release.