Curator Crunch: The other Dali
11 september, 2019
Free lunchtime presentations at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery
Join Manager of Collections and Exhibitions John Leroux each month for an exciting, intimate, and fast-paced look at artworks on display, designed to comfortably fit in your lunch break. See what these artworks say, and how they connect us with the world – how’s that for “food for thought”?
The roots of the Beaverbrook Art Gallery owning the 1957 Santiago el Grande go back to the late 1940s, when Salvador Dali met Sir James Dunn in New York City. The New Brunswick-born future donor of this work was initially unimpressed with Dali, but the relationship would eventually lead to one of the artist’s most significant and memorable portraits: La Turbie: Sir James Dunn, completed in 1949. Often overshadowed by its mammoth blue neighbour, La Turbie has Dunn dressed in a gold robe, evoking the spirit of none other than Julius Ceasar. Learn more about this history at this month’s Curator Crunch, September 11 at 12:15 pm.
Time: 12:15 PM