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Featured in Harbor Notes Weekly: USFSP/Dali Museum Collaborate on Surrealism Course

USFSP and the Salvador Dali Museum will collaborate once again, this time on a new elective course to be offered this fall by the Art History Department. “Dada & Surrealism: Art, Literature, Film” will be taught by Peter Tush, Curator of Education for the Dali Museum.

Dada and Surrealism are unique among 20th century art movements for their unironic embrace of liberty as a core concept, expressed either through disgust or hope. This survey course will explain these two key movements of the European avant-garde which became two of the most important and influential art movements of our time.

The partnership between the University of South Florida St. Petersburg and the Salvador Dali Museum seeks to engage today’s students in examining their world through a different lens,” said Carol Hixson, M.S., dean, Nelson Poynter Memorial Library. “Our recent event where USFSP and museum administrators enacted Dali’s painting, “The Average Bureaucrat,” was designed to inspire curiosity and draw people to the latest course being offered jointly by the Dali and USFSP.”

In a unique promotion of the new course, Dean Carol Hixson is the “The Average Bureaucrat.” Dali painted the original in 1930.

reproduced with permission by Ms. Jessica Blais on 28 March 2014

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