Art After Dark:
Surrealist Masquerade

Thursday, October 25, 2018

8:00 PM

$5 General Admission
Drinks available for purchase.

Join BMoA for a Surrealist Masquerade which will conclude the 2018 Art After Dark season. The Museum garden will be transformed into a surreal circus where dreams and nightmares will come to life. Come in costume or mask and enjoy visual installations, enthused cocktails by Tiki-Ko, and a live DJ set by PatSolo (Patrick Jimenez).

 Image from the  Triadisches Ballett  (Triadic Ballet), developed  by Oskar Schlemmer, 1922.

Image from the Triadisches Ballett (Triadic Ballet), developed
by Oskar Schlemmer, 1922.


This year’s Surrealist Masquerade is inspired by the 1924 Bureau of Surrealist Research, also known as the Centrale Surréaliste, a Paris-based office where Surrealist writers and artists gathered to meet, hold discussions, and conduct interviews with the goal of capturing the energy of the subconscious. The Bureau opened simultaneously with the publication of the first Surrealist Manifesto. Open to the public daily, the Bureau became a haven for confessing unsettling dreams or nightmares. Surrealism intended to normalize and highlight the obscure and for obvious reasons circuses from the same period became a favorite topic of the movement.

The circus was a visual playground for dreams and nightmares to be made into reality. Notably, Salvador Dali would often include trapeze artists and circus animals in his work and eventually realized the imagery to fruition when he hosted a circus at his home in Spain.

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