Dada and Surrealism in America : a symposium in honor of Man Ray, symposium records, 1988

National Museum of American Art (U.S.)

Collection size: 0.2 linear ft.

Collection Summary: An audiotape recording (3 cassettes) of "Dada and Surrealism in America: A Symposium in honor of Man Ray," sponsored by the National Museum of American Art, December 3, 1988, in conjunction with the exhibition, "Perpetual Motif: The Art of Man Ray." Also included is a videotape (VHS 118 min.) of the afternoon session of the symposium, a list of speakers and brief summaries of the papers; and printed material concerning the symposium.

Papers were delivered by Dawn Ades, Professor of Art History and Theory, University of Essex, England; Michel Sanouillet, Director, Centre du Vingtieme Siecle, University de Nice, France; and Dickran Tashjian, Chair, Dept. of Comparative Culture, University of California at Irvine. Panel discussion participants included Merry Foresta, Curator of the exhibition; John Baldessari, artist; Walter Hopps, Director, The Menil Collection, Houston, Texas; Jean-Hubert Martin, Director, Musee Nationale d'Art Moderne, Paris; Roberta Smith, critic; Lucien Treillard, personal ass't to Man Ray, 1960-1976; and William Wegman, artist.

Transferred from the National Museum of American Art in 1989.

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