Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Events

  • Mary Ann Caws on Looking Anew: Surrealism Today
  • Lecture
  • 10/5/2006
  • 19:00-21:00
  • Spencer Museum of Art
  • Host: Spencer Museum of Art , Hall Center for the Humanities
Exhibitions
Event Description
Mary Ann Caws, Distinguished Professor of English, French, and Comparative Literature at the Graduate Center, City University of New York, will lecture on “Looking Anew: Surrealism Today.” The lecture is cosponsored by the Spencer and the Hall Center for the Humanities. Caws, who earned her doctorate in French from KU in 1962, is an accomplished scholar in 20th-century avant-garde literature and art, with interests in Surrealism, poets René Char and André Breton, Virginia Woolf and the Bloomsbury group, and artists Robert Motherwell, Joseph Cornell, and Pablo Picasso. Conceptually, one of her primary themes has been the relationship between image and text. A reception will follow in the Central Court. To learn more about Caws, please visit her website: http://www.maryanncaws.comReception follows / Co-sponsored by the Hall Center for Humanities / Caws is Distinguished Professor of English, French, and Comparative Literature at the Graduate Center, City University of New York