Tuesday, February 13, 2024
6:45pm – 8:00pm
Carriage Barn Arts Center
681 South Ave.
New Canaan, CT
Art Historian Page Knox talks about the much overlooked Female Surrealists and Their Trans-Atlantic Voyages, as the third part of the Women in the Arts Lecture Series. 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. Surrealism connects our daily lives to the world of fantasy, dreams, and desire. These female artists, photographers, filmmakers and authors in Europe, Great Britain, America, and Mexico were connected with the surrealist movement, which began in the early 1920s.
Join Page Knox for a discussion of 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.
REGISTER HERE! This event will take place at the Carriage Barn Arts Center.
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.