In collaboration with our upcoming exhibition, A Home for Surrealism, The University of Chicago Department of Art History will be hosting a day-long conference to explore the legacy of Surrealism in Chicago, in all of its dimensions, focusing on the continued work of Surrealists in Chicago in the 1960s and 1970s.
The conference will include a series of lectures and discussions, during which a set of international scholars and historical practitioners of Surrealism will examine the movement’s story in Chicago from the standpoint of local art institutions and activist politics alike. Part of the Terra Foundation of American Art’s #ArtDesignChicago initiative, this program is designed to expand awareness of Surrealism’s wide-ranging heritage in our city.
More information on schedule and programming to come.
Free and open to the public.