A Surreal Meeting of the Minds: Magritte and Dalí

These two preeminent surrealists presented an alternative view of the world, constantly challenging pre-conceived notions of what is real. While creating familiar, realistic pictorial representation, both artists introduced unexpected, inexplicable details and relationships into their works. […]

Hello Dalí

“Every morning upon awakening, I experience a supreme pleasure: that of being Salvador Dalí, and I ask myself, wonderstruck, what prodigious thing will he do today, this Salvador Dalí.“ Combining the rational with the fantastical — in architecture, art and human terms — the Salvador Dalí Museum celebrates the life and work of Salvador Domingo […]

Circus Impresario Leaves Art Museum to “the People”

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages … step right up to see the greatest show on earth! From 1840 to 1940, the circus was the most popular form of entertainment in the country.  Americans were beginning to have extra money to spend and a half-day off on Saturdays, and everyone got […]

The Kimbell: A Small Museum with an Out-Sized Reputation

The Kimbell Art Museum is distinguished by its architecture and a collection of exceptional artistic quality and importance. The collection of fewer than 350 works, has developed around representative pieces of notable aesthetic value that define a master, period, style, or area. […]