DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER, THIS LECTURE HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED from Tuesday, February 13th to THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22nd!
Female Surrealists and Their Trans-Atlantic Voyages with Art Historian Page Knox
In collaboration with the New Canaan Library, we are excited to welcome back Professor Page Knox to the Carriage Barn for the third installment of our Women in the Arts lecture series. Please join Dr. Knox for a discussion about the under-appreciated Female Surrealists. These fascinating female painters and photographers, Lee Miller, Kay Sage, Remedios Varo and Leonora Carrington who, in their journeys of self-discovery, ventured across the Atlantic to find new personal and universal truths. These international artists both championed Surrealist ideas and pushed against them to create work in which they could explore their unconscious mind and worldly identity.
Surrealism connects our daily lives to the world of fantasy, dreams, and desire. While figures like Salvador Dalí, René Magritte and Max Ernst are often the names that come to mind, a host of intriguing women were associated with the Surrealist movement that emerged in Paris between the World Wars. Learn more about the female artists, photographers, filmmakers and authors in Europe, Great Britain, America, and Mexico who were connected with the surrealist movement.
Dr. Page Knox is an adjunct professor in the Art History Department of Columbia University. She works in a variety of capacities as a contractual lecturer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art where she gives public gallery talks and lectures in special exhibitions as well as the permanent collection, teaches classes at the museum, and leads groups for Indagare and Travel with the Met.
THIS EVENT IS FULL AND REGISTRATION IS CURRENTLY CLOSED!
Doors will open at the Carriage Barn Arts Center at 6:45pm and the lecture will begin at 7:00pm.