Members are invited to celebrate the opening of our very special exhibit, Midnight in Paris: Surrealism at the Crossroads, 1929. Join us at the Museum to delight in an assortment of desserts, raise a glass to toast the new exhibit and travel back in time to 1929 in the company of Jean Arp, André Breton, Luis Buñuel, Alexander Calder, Giorgio de Chirico, Salvador Dalí, Max Ernst, Alberto Giacometti, René Magritte, Joan Miró, Francis Picabia, Man Ray, Yves Tanguy and others.
In conjunction with your membership reception, Sea Salt St. Pete and Cassis offers discounts on delightful meal options from 4-7pm. Reservations are encouraged; please take your membership card with you.
Cost: Free for members (Scholar and Individual Members receive one complimentary ticket; Dual and above members receive one complimentary ticket for each person on the membership); $10 for a guest ticket (due to space, we are limited to one paid guest per membership for this event).
Parking: Free for members, as available in The Dalí lot; $10 parking for non-members. Paid street parking and parking garages are available throughout downtown.
About the Exhibition
Midnight in Paris: Surrealism at the Crossroads, 1929 brings to life the personal relationships and the intellectual passions that at the time threatened to tear apart the newly formed artistic movement called Surrealism. Just as this art form began to penetrate Western culture, from literature to fashion to advertising, disagreements erupted among its famous practitioners: Are dreams or spontaneous emotions more central to image-making? Should painting take precedence, or are more technical approaches and media such as collage, film and photography more effective tools? Perhaps most importantly, How can Surrealism embody the concerns and values of a new class of activist artists shaped by the profound destruction of the first World War? In addition to works from the unparalleled holdings of the Centre Pompidou and The Dalí Museum, the exhibition will include numerous significant loans from other leading public and private collections around the world, and is accompanied by a major catalog with additional insight into the works on view, geopolitical climate and prevailing avant-garde philosophies in Europe at the time.
The exhibition was organized by the Centre Pompidou, Paris and The Dalí. The exhibition is sponsored by St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport.
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