Surrealism and Art Exhibit at the BOCA Museum of Art

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Dalia Pabón Stiller ’84, Board President, Boca Museum of Art,
Cornell University Trustee


Duane Stiller ’84, President and CEO of Woolbright Development, Inc.

invite you to an afternoon at the BOCA Museum of Art

to celebrate the new exhibition on loan from the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University

Surrealism and Magic

With brief remarks by
Dr. Stephanie Wiles
The Richard J. Schwartz Director,
Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University

and an exclusive exhibition tour with

Dr. Andy Weislogel
The Seymour R. Askin, Jr. ’47 Curator of Earlier European and American Art
Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University

Sunday, March 8, 2015
12:30 – 3:00 PM

Register Here | See Who’s Coming

BOCA Museum of Art
501 Plaza Real
Boca Raton, FL 33432

Presented by Cornell University and the Johnson Museum of Art, Surrealism and Magic was curated by Dr. Andrew Weislogel, the Seymour R. Askin, Jr. ’47 Curator of Earlier European and American Art, and Laurent Ferri, Curator of the Pre-1800 Collections, Rare Books & Manuscripts, Carl A. Kroch Library, Cornell University. Surrealism and Magic premiered at Cornell’s Johnson Museum of Art in 2014 prior to traveling to the Boca Museum of Art.

Cost: $20 per person

12:30 pm: Lunch reception, BOCA Museum of Art Sculpture Garden
1:30 pm: Tour of Surrealism and Magic exhibition led by Andrew Weislogel
2:30 pm: Dessert reception and networking

Add to your afternoon:
Attend an additional lecture about the exhibition by Dr. Weislogel and co-curator, Laurent Ferri, beginning at 3:00 pm in the Wolgin Auditorium. Separate registration is required and space is limited. To learn more, visit Boca Talk March 8, 2015 – RSVP.

About the event:
Spend the afternoon with Johnson Museum of Art Director Stephanie Wiles and Curator, Andy Weislogel and enjoy a special curator-led tour of Surrealism and Magic, a new exhibition on loan from Cornell University’s Johnson Museum of Art.

An exploration of the surrealists’ interest in magic, arcane learning, and indigenous spirituality, the exhibition includes paintings and works on paper by Kurt Seligmann, André Breton, Matta, Dalí, Marcel Duchamp, Yves Tanquy, Man Ray, Max Ernst, Masson, Dorothea Tanning, Leonora Carrington, Wilfredo Lam, and Magritte.

Inspired by the magic-themed library of Mr. Seligmann (1900-1962), the exhibition includes rare books from the fifteenth to twentieth centuries, correspondence, ephemera, music, and film.

About Dr. Wiles:
Stephanie Wiles is the Richard J. Schwartz Director of the Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University. She earned her doctorate in art history from the Graduate School and University Center at the City University of New York, and her BA in Modern Languages from Hobart & William Smith Colleges. Before assuming her current appointment, she was the director of the Allen Memorial Art Museum at Oberlin College. Dr. Wiles began her career in museum work in the Department of Drawings and Prints at the Morgan Library & Museum in New York City. During her 16-year tenure at the Morgan, she organized and wrote exhibition catalogues for a wide variety of in-house and traveling exhibitions. From 1998 to 2004, Dr. Wiles oversaw the collections of the Davison Art Center at Wesleyan University in Connecticut and taught in the art history department. A specialist in British and American art, she has published on a wide range of topics. Under Dr. Wiles’ leadership, the Johnson Museum is sparking an energizing growth in interdisciplinary, collaborative learning at Cornell.

About Dr. Weislogel:
Andrew C. Weislogel is the Seymour R. Askin, Jr. ’47 Curator of Earlier European and American Art at Cornell University’s Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art. Dr. Weislogel has organized numerous exhibitions at the Johnson, both single venue and traveling, including Studied Elegance: Italian Master Drawings from the Askin Collection (2007); The New and Unknown World: Exploration and Trade in the Dutch Golden Age (2011); and Mirror of the City: The Printed View in Italy and Beyond, 1450–1940 (2012). Dr. Weislogel spearheaded and oversaw the NEA-supported reinstallation of the Johnson’s permanent collection of European and American Art, completed in the fall of 2014. He teaches extensively from the Johnson’s collection, and in the spring of 2015, he is co-teaching Art/Science Intersections, an interdisciplinary seminar on technical studies in art history.

For event questions, please contact Mindy Hillenbrand at
For registration questions, please contact Donna Carl at

The BOCA Museum of Art is located at the north end of Mizner Park in downtown Boca Raton. After you register, parking information and directions will be included in your confirmation email.

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