Artist Henry Fuseli Year 1781 Medium Oil on canvas Dimensions 101.6 cm × 127 cm (40.0 in × 50 in) Location Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, Michigan

Coffee with a Curator

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April 5, 2023 @ 10:30am 11:30am

nightmares in art

Join us for this installment of our Coffee with a Curator series, where Museum Staff or invited guests speak on a range of Dalí-inspired topics.

In conjunction with the exhibition, The Shape of Dreams, this lecture will feature Dalí Museum Senior Curator of Education Peter Tush exploring the way artists have depicted nightmares over the centuries. From Hieronymus Bosch to Henry Fuseli to Francisco Goya to Salvador Dalí to the Chapman Brothers, this talk will examine their images of nocturnal irrationality to ask about their motivations and how we might understand them now.

Location: The Dalí Museum’s Will Raymund Theater (registration required), with overflow seating available in the Raymond James Community Room or live on YouTube (link below).

Register to attend in person at the link below. This event is free, with limited capacity. An event ticket is required for entry. Gallery access is not included.

To watch the live stream from home, click below at the time of the program:

Peter Tush, Curator of Education

Peter Tush, Senior Curator of Education

Peter Tush is the Curator of Education of The Dalí Museum. Tush has his Undergraduate degree in Art History from New College in Sarasota and his Master’s in Art History from the University of South Florida. Part of the Dalí staff for over two decades, he is a key interpreter of the Dalí collection and special exhibitions. He trains the Dalí docents, scripts the audio guides and gallery labels, leads the education team to develop school programming and student exhibits, and works with the curatorial team to develop exhibitions. Over the years, he has presented on a wide range of Dalí-related topics including Surrealism and women, Dalí and Hollywood, and Dalí’s Catalan heritage. In addition, Tush is the co-host of Step Outside on WMNF 88.5fm Tampa.

Banner Image: Detail of Nightmares, 1781 by Henry Fuseli, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, Michigan