Wifredo Lam; 1947; Oil on canvas; 30 1/4 x 40 1/8 in.(76.8 x 101.9 cm); The Joseph H. Hirshhorn Bequest, 1981

Twilight Tunes: Songs About Dreaming

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February 21, 2023 @ 5:00pm 6:00pm

In conjunction with our current exhibition, The Shape of Dreams, join us for an evening exploration of songs about dreams and dreaming, hosted by our Curator of Education—and volunteer WMNF DJ—Peter Tush.

From The Chordettes’ “Mister Sandman” to the Electric Prunes’ “I Had too Much to Dream Last Night,” our nocturnal wanderings have spawned a universe of great songs. All are invited to stream our curated Spotify playlist. After listening, we invite you to join us for a Zoom follow-up conversation, where Tush will spin some of these classics and share insights about the music, the artists and their dreams, prompting you to consider the various ways that dreams occupy our collective imagination.

This event is free to all, click the Zoom Video link to attend.

Location: Zoom Video

Peter Tush, Curator of Education

Peter TushSenior Curator of Education

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.

Banner Image: Detail of The Dream, 1947 by Wifredo Lam, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington