Morgan Library & Museum

225 Madison Avenue

at 36th Street

New York, NY 10016

(212) 685-0008

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Subway: 6 to 33rd Street

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Morgan Library & Museum

Just a short walk from Grand Central and Penn Station, the Morgan is a major exhibition venue for fine art, literature, and music, one of New York's great historic sites, and a wonderful place to dine, shop, and attend a concert or film.


Tue10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wed10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thu10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Fri10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sat10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sun11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Drawing Surrealism


Francis Picabia, "Olga," 1930.
Francis Picabia, "Olga," 1930.

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Bringing together more than 160 works on paper by such iconic artists as Salvador Dalí, Max Ernst, Leonora Carrington, and Joan Miró, this is the first major exhibition to explore the central role of drawing in surrealism, one of the most important movements in 20th-century art. Once considered a minor medium, drawing became a predominant means of expression and innovation among surrealist artists in the first half of the 20th century, resulting in a rich array of graphic techniques including automatic drawing, collage, decalcomania, exquisite corpse, and frottage.

“Drawing Surrealism” will offer multiple new perspectives on the emergence, evolution, and influence of this revolutionary movement. It will also explore the international impact of surrealist drawing by featuring important works on paper by over 70 artists from 15 different countries, from Eastern and Western Europe, North and South America, and Japan.

[VIDEO: Excerpted from NYC-ARTS News: February 7, 2013]

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