Surrealist Party celebrates art exhibition

Rachel Milio, Staff Writer

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The Samek Art Museum hosted the Surrealist Party on Nov. 28 to celebrate the exhibit “The Mystic Detectives.” The exhibit “surveys the influences and echoes of Surrealism in contemporary art.” It opened on Oct. 16, replacing the former exhibit “Painted Pages,” a collection of Medieval Manuscripts.

Attendees at the Surrealist Party were encouraged to “wear costumes representing their favorite surrealist characters” as they browsed the museum’s collection of works by “artists that are inspired by historical Surrealism including queer artists, women, and people of color.”

“The Mystic Detectives” was a show curated by Richard Rinehart, the director of the Samek, who was inspired by the Surrealist Conference that was hosted on campus earlier in November by Art History Professor Roger Rothman. The exhibition includes works from artists such as Bedtime Digital Games, Victor Castillo, Robert Crumb and Bill Domonkos.

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