Paul Eluard headshot with poetic handwriting over black background

Lecture: Introduction to Paul Éluard

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November 3, 2022 @ 6:00pm 7:00pm

Join us for a discussion about the exhibition Paul Éluard: Poetry, Politics, Love, which focuses on the most renowned and idealistic of all surrealist poets, Paul Éluard. Known as “the Poet of Freedom,” Éluard helped found Surrealism and was committed to its exploration of dreams, love and freedom. Peter Tush, Dalí Museum Curator of Education, will discuss Éluard’s approach to poetry, his transition from Surrealism to Communism, and his devotion to the idea of love, embodied by the two muses of his life, Nusch Éluard and Gala Dalí.

Location: The Dalí Museum’s Will Raymund Theater (registration required)

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.

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Peter Tush, Curator of Education

Peter Tush, Senior Curator of Education at The Dalí Museum

Peter Tush is the Senior Curator of Education of The Dalí Museum, where he has worked for several decades. Tush has his Undergraduate degree in Art History from New College in Sarasota and his Masters in Art History from the University of South Florida. He is a key interpreter of the Dalí collection and special exhibitions. He trains the Dalí docents, scripts the audio guides, directs Dalí school programming and student exhibits, and works with the curatorial team to develop special exhibitions.

Over the years, Tush has presented talks on a wide range of Dalí-related topics including Surrealism and women, surreal gastronomy, Dalí and Hollywood, and Dalí’s Catalan heritage. In addition, since 1994, Tush has been a co-host of the program Step Outside on WMNF 88.5fm Tampa. A showcase for “Strange and Beautiful” music, the eclectic genre-busting program features obscure psychedelia, avant-rock, free jazz, 4th world music, electronic experimenters, and contemporary chamber and orchestral composers.