Join DePaul University English professor Kathleen Rooney and WRD professor Eric Plattner, co-editors of RENE MAGRITTE: SELECTED WRITINGS, as they read excerpts from this newly released collection in front of Magritte’s very own painting, “On the Threshold of Liberty,” in the Modern & Contemporary Art Gallery 396B. This book makes the extensive literary output of the Belgian surrealist available in English for the first time. Rooney and Plattner will also discuss how they came to find this lost manuscript and bring it to light. https://www.upress.umn.edu/book-division/books/rene-magritte
The Art Institute is FREE to Illinois residents on Thursday evenings from 5-8 pm, and this event is a part of DePaul University Night at the museum, which also means that admission is free to DePaul faculty, staff, students, and their guests.
Other talks and performances this evening will include:
Welcome by Guillermo Vasquez de Velasco, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. 5:45, Griffin Court, Modern Wing.
Jazz by the Hunter Diamond Trio 6-7, in Griffin Court.
Art Historian Paul Jaskot will discuss Marc Chagall’s White Crucifixion: From the Nazi Persecution of Art to the Pope’s Favorite Painting. This painting of 1938 can be found in the Modern and Contemporary Gallery 395A, where we will meet at 6:15pm.
Delia Cosentino, member of the AIC’s Spanish Colonial Advisory Council, offers an inside view of the temporary exhibition of Andean paintings in Doctrine and Devotion: Art of the Religious Spanish Andes. Meet in Gallery 212 at 6:15pm.
Painter Laura Kina considers post-impressionist primitivism in “Looking back at Gauguin’s orientalist gaze: The Ancestors of Tehamana (1893). Meet in Gallery 246, in European Painting and Sculpture, at 7pm.