Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary, Lecture by Stephanie D’Alessandro, Gary C. and Frances Comer Curator of International Modern Art, The Art Institute of Chicago

Saturday, April 9, 2016 - 2:00pm

Belgian Surrealist artist René Magritte was a master at “defamiliarizing the familiar,” a strategy also used to challenge notions of perception by exhibiting artist David Wallace Haskins, who counts Magritte as among his favorite and most inspiring artists. Stephanie D’Alessandro, curator of the acclaimed 2014 Magritte exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago, will speak about Magritte’s uncanny ability to transform the everyday into indelible, dreamlike images, and will be introduced by David Wallace Haskins.