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The Surrealist Revolution
April 20, 5:00 PMFree
Beginning in the 1920s, the Surrealists sought to instigate a revolution that was both mental and material. Art making was central to this endeavor. As a concrete manifestation of poetic thought, visual art was proof that it was possible to remake reality to accord with the unrestrained inventions of the creative mind. This talk by Kim Grant, associate professor of art history and chair of the art department, University of Southern Maine, will discuss the multiple strategies used by Surrealist writers and artists in the 1920s to undermine accepted reality and foment revolution through the creation and presentation of art.
Cosponsored by the Center for the Arts and Humanities with the Art Department, Colby College Museum of Art, Phi Beta Kappa (Beta Chapter of Maine), and the Department of French and Italian.