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Join fellow Columbia alumni and friends for an in-person event at Chicago’s Art Institute on Thursday, June 8th from 5-8PM, followed by a social gathering at a local restaurant. Our Club has acquired 20 free general admission tickets, as well as 20 free tickets to the Salvadore Dali exhibit.
To enhance our visit, we will be joined by Lisa Seifried who spent many years as a docent at the Art Institute. Lisa will meet us prior to the event at a designated museum location, offer clues to what to look for in the Dali exhibit, and provide insights into what to look for in the Museum’s other collections. We’ll explore the Dali exhibit individually after having joined the Museum’s Dali exhibit virtual queue. After we explore Dali and any other exhibits individually, for those interested we’ll meet at a local restaurant to socialize and exchange ideas about the exhibits we explored.
Salvadore Dali was a Spanish surrealist artist known for his striking and bizarre images. Born in Spain in 1904, Dali was educated in fine arts in Madrid. Dali moved towards Surrealism in the late 1920’s. Surrealism is a cultural movement that developed in Europe in the aftermath of World War I in which artists depicted unnerving, illogical scenes and developed techniques to allow the unconscious mind to express itself. Dalí lived in France throughout the Spanish Civil War before leaving for the United States in 1940 where he achieved commercial success. He returned to Spain in 1948 where he announced his return to the Catholic faith and developed his "nuclear mysticism" style, based on his interest in classicism, mysticism, and recent scientific developments. Our host for this event, Daniel Balsam looks forward to seeing you there.
Date: Thursday, June 8th
Time: 5:00 – 8:00 PM Central.
Location: 111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603. Phone (312) 443-3600.
Cost: Free. Participants will be provided with admission and Dali exhibit tickets and can choose to acquire additional exhibit tickets (e.g., Van Gogh and the Avant Garde) for a fee through the Museum Website for this date/time.
Link to the Museum Website: https://www.artic.edu/
Optional Social Gathering Afterward: We have reservations at The Gage and Acanto restaurants at 8:15PM. They are very close to the AIC. Individuals pay for their own food and beverage.