A Long Affair: Surrealism 1924 to Now commemorates the hundred-year anniversary of André Breton’s famed Manifesto of Surrealism, the text that laid the foundation for one of the most enduring movements in the arts. According to the manifesto, Surrealism induced “the marvelous”—a feeling of pleasurable disorientation brought about by creative devotion to dreams, the imagination, and the deeply psychological. The variety of themes and visual styles comprising the movement will be represented in the exhibition by works from The Hyde’s strong holdings in Surrealism as well as loans from major institutions.
The exhibition incorporates artists who may not have been card-carrying devotees of Breton but absorbed the movement’s influence—and demonstrates the longevity and geographic reach of Surrealism’s defining characteristics. On view will be paintings, drawings, prints, and three-dimensional objects from every decade since the 1920s through contemporary makers today.
The exhibition includes Jean Arp, Leonora Carrington, George Condo, Salvador Dalí, Julio de Diego, Dorothy Dehner, Max Ernst, Wifredo Lam, Georges Malkine, Man Ray, Joan Miró, Richard Pousette-Dart, Nathaniel Mary Quinn, Kay Sage, Kurt Seligmann, Yves Tanguy, and many others.