Happy birthday to Wifredo Lam, a native Cuban of Spanish, African, and Chinese descent who became associated with Surrealism beginning in the late 1930s. His attraction to the voodoo magic and witchcraft aspects of Afro-Cuban religious practices paralleled the Surrealist fascination with the ritual cultures of non-Western, often colonial, lands. #TheSurrealists
This haunting image by Lam is now on view in the exhibition “The Surrealists: Works from the Collection”
“The Spirit of Morning,” 1942, by Wifredo Lam. © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris
Are you a film fanatic?
Join us for a Wednesday Night talk with internationally renowned artist Fiona Tan on December 11 at 6:30 PM in Gallery 299 (main building). Tan will discuss her recent installation, Inventory (2012), in the context of her long-standing concern with time, memory and place. This high-definition video installation is the subject of the upcoming exhibition “Live Cinema/Fiona Tan: Inventory," opening on December 14 in the Julien Levy Gallery, Perelman Building.
It’s the thought that counts! So…which should I regift?
Tell your tales of regifting during this Wednesday’s StorySlam with First Person Arts.
This beautifully laid-out publication, Prose of the Trans-Siberian and of Little Jehanne of France, was created through the collaboration of poet Blaise Cendrars and artist Sonia Delaunay-Terk. The two originally hoped to produce 150 copies, which when unfolded, was estimated to equal the height of the Eiffel Tower.
See it now in “Leger: Modern Art and the Metropolis,” now in it’s final weeks. Visit before the holiday rush!
"Prose of the Trans-Siberian and of Little Jehanne of France," 1913, Sonia Delaunay, written by Blaise Cendrars
Staff Pick: At just 23, Rodin was already defying conventional art practice by choosing a local workman (named Bibi) as a model. Instead of a typically beautiful subject, Rodin was interested in the man’s wrinkled face and broken nose. The rough beauty of the piece would continue to influence the rest of his career. See it now at the @Rodin Museum.
”Mask of the Man with the Broken Nose,” Modeled 1863-64; cast 1925, Auguste Rodin
Look, a snowflake!
Calling all families: Join us for Let it Snow! this Sunday, featuring art making, gallery tours, and a performance by Puppetkabob! The more the merrier.
Plate, Made by Quaker City Cut Glass Company, Philadelphia, 1904