Monsters and Myths: Surrealism and War in the 1930s and 1940s


This titular curation of European and American Surrealist art from the tension-laden era immediately prior to World War II draws in works from plenty of notable artists, including Salvador Dali and Pablo Picasso, to form an exhibition highlighting the anxiety-laden zeitgeist of the time and place. The various contrasting and clashing artistic styles are all unified in this exhibit by their surreal subjects and influence from the nationalism, fascism, and conflict that were blanketing and creeping in to Europe and the United States at the time.

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