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!”
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.
- The Boston Globe: "Shine a light: Invisible Rays illuminates Surrealism with the help of flashlights" by Cate McQuaid
- MetroDaily News: "Explore the surreal at Rose Art Museum" by Chris Bergeron
- Artdaily.org: "Exploring Surrealism, a New Americn Century, and the Manipulation of Film Stock"
- Press release