MEMBERS PREVIEW: Beyond Dreams: Surrealism and Its Manifestations | Drawn to Collect: Selections from the Farrell- Herrick Collection of Drawings

Event Type Member Events & Activities , Exhibition Lectures , Lectures
Date calendar  Friday, May 12, 2023
Time clock  6:00pm - 8:30pm (2h 30m)
Location FIA Theater

Lectures | 6p |FIA Theater

Surrealism: 1920 to Today

 As an introduction to the exhibition Beyond Dreams, Curator of Collections and Exhibitions Sarah Kohn will present a brief overview of the surrealist movement, focusing on the main themes and techniques that artists continue to use today. Sarah Kohn has worked at the Flint Institute of Arts in various positions since 2013. During her time at the FIA, she has curated and assisted in over 50 temporary exhibitions. Kohn has her MA in Art History from Wayne State University and BA in Art History and Visual Culture from Michigan State University.

Preview & Reception | 7p | Hodge & Henry Galleries and Lobby

 Collecting: Personal Relevance and Resonance

Collecting is always a personal matter and collections can reflect, in some ways, the collectors themselves. The Farrell-Herrick collection has come together over the years in a number of different ways and for a number of different reasons. We collect drawings in order to get a glimpse of the artist’s mind at work, or as a practical way to collect artists we admire in depth. Sometimes they are mementos of trips or reminders of gallery owners and dealers who have become friends over the years. Beyond any of those reasons, we have them because we like and enjoy them.

Michael Farrell is Professor Emeritus, University of Windsor (Ontario) and has also taught for Central Michigan University, the College for Creative Studies, and Wayne State University, and served in the past as adjunct education curator at the Detroit Institute of Arts and the Detroit Historical Museum. He has lectured at the Art Gallery of Windsor, Ontario; the Philbrook Museum, Tulsa; both the Birmingham and Montgomery Museums of Art in Alabama; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; and the Staten Island Institute of Arts and Sciences, among others. Professor Farrell has also conducted tours of Europe and the United States and believes there is a profound difference between looking and seeing.

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