Coffee with a Curator is a focused, theme-oriented presentation on a variety of Dalí-related topics. The talk is presented by one of The Dalí Museum’s Curatorial/Education team or an invited speaker.
Max Ernst: Vision and Transformation Presented by Peter Tush
Please note January’s Coffee with a Curator takes place on the second Wednesday of the month due to the January 1st holiday.
Join Peter Tush, Curator of Education, for an exploration of the life and work of surrealist Max Ernst, whom André Breton declared as possessing “the most magnificently haunted brain” of any of the surrealists. His career spanned from the roots of Dada through the end of Surrealism, and Ernst painted some of the most astounding images associated with Surrealism, including The Joy of Life and Europe After the Rain II. He was a master of collage and developed influential new techniques such as frottage and decalcomania. He was astutely aware of Freud, mastering the visual pun and developing a bird alter ego in his work named Loplop. And throughout his life, he was a lover of many of the women associated with Surrealism, particularly Dalí’s future wife, Gala Éluard. This talk will conclude by viewing Ernst’s influence on relation to Dalí.
Cost: Free (parking is free for members as available; $10 parking for nonmembers)
Location: Raymond James Community Room (overflow seating available in the Will Raymund Theater)
The Dalí is recognized internationally by the Michelin Guide with a three-star rating; has been deemed “one of the top buildings to see in your lifetime” by AOL Travel News; and named one of the ten most interesting museums in the world by Architectural Digest. The building itself is a work of art, including a geodesic glass bubble, nicknamed The Enigma, featuring 1,062 triangular glass panels, a fitting tribute to Salvador Dalí’s legacy of innovation and transformation. Explore The Dalí anytime with the free Dalí Museum App, available on Google Play and in the App Store. The Dalí Museum is located at One Dalí Boulevard, St. Petersburg, Florida 33701.