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Les Visionnaires In the Modernist Spirit

  • Dates: January 30, 2024 - July 26, 2024
  • Location: Hofstra Museum
  • Address: South Campus, Hempstead, NY 11549
  • Phone: 5164635672
  • Price: Free
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Drawn from the Museum’s permanent collection and the Howard L. and Muriel Weingrow Collection of Avant-Garde Art and Literature from the University’s Special Collections, this exhibition examines the persisting influence of the French avant-garde. With a forward-thinking ethos, artists such as Arp, Cocteau, Chagall, Dalí, Ernst, Gilot, and Miró explore the uncharted terrain of surrealism, dada, automatism, and spiritualism, among others. Unexpected examples of their artwork highlight their interdisciplinary nature through the use of various mediums such as bookmaking, film, pottery, printmaking, photography, set design, and typography. The Hofstra University Museum of Art’s programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature. Image: Françoise Gilot (French, 1921-2023) #IX, from On the Stone: Poems and Lithographs (Sur La Pierre: Poemes et Lithographies), 1972 Lithograph 12.75 x 9.75 in. Courtesy of Special Collections, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, Hofstra University © Françoise Gilot Archives