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100 Years of Surrealism Conference

In a momentous celebration of the centennial of Surrealism, marked by the publication of the “First Surrealist Manifesto” in 1924, The Dalí Museum will host a conference in 2024 titled “100 Years of Surrealism.” Bringing together leading minds in the industry, museum professionals, academics and artists, the Museum will stage opportunities for in-depth analysis and thoughtful discussions on an array of topics, including an exploration of Surrealism and its diverse contributors.

Penned by André Breton, the French writer and poet who pioneered the movement following the First World War, the Manifesto defined Surrealism as a means of revealing the “actual functioning of thought.” Promoting self-expression that was unfiltered by convention or reflection, Breton attracted visual artists to the movement, breaking free from the constraints of rational thought and conventional artistic forms. Salvador Dalí’s entry into the movement in 1929 extended the nature and the reach of Surrealism in dramatic ways. The Dalí Museum provides an ideal laboratory to consider Surrealism and its legacies.

When: December 13-15, 2024

Where: The Dalí Museum

Surrealist Group (Paul Éluard, Hans Arp, Yves Tanguy, René Crevel, Tristan Tzara, André Breton, Salvador Dalí, Max Ernst, May Ray), 1931
Photo by Man Ray.