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Invisible Rays: The Surrealism Legacy

In his 1924 manifesto on Surrealism, André Breton, the movement’s indomitable founder and promoter, proclaimed, “Surrealism is the ‘invisible ray,’ which will one day enable us to win out over our opponents!”

Ernst Drawing from the Rose’s extraordinary collection of modern and contemporary art, the exhibition will include more than 30 artists influenced by surrealist dreams, including Roberto Matta, Yves Tanguy, Salvador Dali, Kay Sage, Jean Cocteau, Joan Miró, Max Ernst, René Magritte, Jackson Pollock, Gregory Crewdson, Fred Tomaselli, Tracey Moffatt, Jessica Stockholder, Elizabeth Murray, Kenny Scharf, Robert Cahen and Philip Taffe, among others.

A specially designed exhibition space will reflect the atmosphere of the “International Exhibition of Surrealism,” presented at the Galerie Beaux- Arts in Paris in 1938.

Exhibition curated by Rose Art Museum's Henry and Lois Foster Director Michael Rush.

Image Credits: (above) Yves Tanguy, Land of the Sleepers, c. 1948, oil and gouache on canvas, 12 1/2 x 10 inches, Gift of the Estate of Kay Sage Tanguy. © 2008 Estate of Yves Tanguy, Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. (right) Max Ernst, The Mask, n.d., oil on wood, 10 1/4 x 8 inches, Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, MA, Gift of Arnold L. Weissberger, New York. © 2008 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris.