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The exhibition: Marvelous Objects: Surrealist Sculpture from Paris to New York

Hirshhorn museum, the exhibition will be opened till February 15, 2016.

Salvador Dalí, Lobster Telephone, 1938. West Dean College, part of The Edward James Foundation Group. © Salvador Dalí, Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí, Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York 2015.

The first major museum exhibition devoted to a comprehensive view of surrealist sculpture brings together more than 100 works created by more than 20 artists from France, Spain, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, Great Britain. Curator of this exhibition, opened on October 29th in Hirshhorn museum, is Valerie Fletcher. Exhibition reveals the totality of surrealist sculpture by highlighting two main approaches organic abstraction or biomorphism and found-object assemblages, which originated in Marcel Duchamp’s Assisted Readymades.  Exhibition Marvelous Objects also unifies into a single narrative the international development of surrealism in Europe and the United States.

Among the 85 sculptures in the exhibition  Duchamp’s Why Not Sneeze, Rose Sélavy?, 1921; Alberto Giacometti’s Woman with Her Throat Cut, 1932; Man Ray’s Object to be Destroyed, 1933;

The exhibition will be opened till February 15, 2016.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden 
Independence Avenue at Seventh Street SW 
Washington, D.C. 20560
Hours: Monday–Sunday 10am–5:30pm