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Wed–Sun 11am–7pm
Free Admission
1533 Sul Ross St.
Houston, TX 77006
713-525-9400

Menil

Public Program

Vivian L. Smith Foundation Symposium: Surrealism and the Art of the 1960s

Surrealism played a double role as both historical touchstone and contemporary of artistic movements that emerged after World War II. This symposium will consider Surrealism’s impact on the development and reception of Pop Art, Happenings, and Narrative Figuration, among others, within the international cultural ferment of the 1960s. Speakers include Dr. Sandra Zalman (University of Houston) and Dr. Steven Harris (University of Alberta), with a video essay by artist Jean-Jacques Lebel.

Symposium moderator Claire Howard is a doctoral candidate in art history at The University of Texas at Austin and the 2016–2017 Vivian L. Smith Foundation Fellow at the Menil Collection.

The fellowship and symposium are generously supported by the Vivian L. Smith Foundation.