Painting of a house by Yamandú Canosa

Lecture: Latin America and Surrealism

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October 6 @ 6:00pm 7:00pm

Join us in Celebrating Hispanic Heritage month with a lecture featuring Dr. Adriana Novoa, author and Associate Professor of Latin American History at the University of South Florida.

This lecture will discuss the trajectory of the avant-gardes in Latin America to locate the place of Surrealism in the development of modern art. Also, it will provide a background to understanding the artistic movements that emerged in Uruguay and how they influenced the work of Yamandú Canosa, particularly in terms of space and geographical positionality that informed his exhibition. 

Location: The Dalí Museum’s Will Raymund Theater (registration required) 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. You are encouraged to visit the gallery prior to the performance.

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

Blue and yellow Self portrait of Professor Adriana Novoa

Dr. Adriana Novoa, Author, Associate Professor of Latin American History

Adriana Novoa received her BA in History from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. She did graduate work at the Instituto Di Tella before going to the University of California, San Diego, where she completed her MA and PhD in Latin American History. She is a cultural historian whose specialty is science in Latin America, and with Alex Levine she has written two books about Darwinism in Argentina: From Man to Ape: Darwinism in Argentina, 1870 1920 (University of Chicago Press) and ¡Darwinistas! The Construction of Evolutionary Thought in Nineteenth-Century Argentina (Brill). She is currently completing another manuscript on this topic, which treats the politics of evolutionism and its relationship to gender and race: From Virile to Sterile: Masculinity and National Identity in Argentina, 1850-1910. Dr. Novoa’s articles have been published in Journal of Latin American Studies, Science in Context, The Latinoamericanist, Cuban Studies, and Revista Hispánica Moderna, among others. Her classes deal with cultural conflict and identity formation in post-independence Latin America. 

Image: Yamandú Canosa “Casa (House),” 2021. Oil on canvas. 130 x 190 cm. © Yamandú Canosa / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York, 2022