Member Event

Masterworks from the Beaverbrook Art Gallery & Dalí Up Close

Saturday, September 27, 2014
– Sunday, January 25, 2015
Winnipeg Art Gallery
4:00 pm

Masterworks from the Beaverbrook Art Gallery
Gainsborough, Turner. Sargent, Carr, Thomson, Dalí, Freud: From Old Masters to the Group of Seven, Masterworks from the Beaverbrook Art Gallery is an uncompromising selection of international paintings, including Salvador Dalí’s monumental Santiago El Grande. Commemorating the Beaverbrook’s 50th anniversary, this show highlights the Gallery’s founder William Maxwell Aitken (Lord Beaverbrook) and the artists he collected and cultivated, who in turn influenced the passion he had for collecting. Lord Beaverbrook was an international media baron born in Canada. Not only is this exhibition an opportunity to experience an outstanding collection of paintings, but also works assembled by a major historical figure. 

Dalí Up Close
Dalí Up Close presents paintings, watercolours, drawings, jewellery, and sculpture by Surrealist master Salvador Dalí, as well as the celebrated photographs produced with Philippe Halsman, for the first time in Winnipeg. In addition to being iconic themselves, these photographs underscore Dalí’s savvy management of self-image, and anticipate both Pop and contemporary Performance art. Halsman photographed some of the most recognizable figures of the mid-20th century, with 101 Life magazine covers to his credit. He met Dalí in 1941, and their fruitful collaboration lasted 37 years. Dalí Up Close will expose you to the broad side of Dalí who worked ceaselessly, while crafting a fantastic and memorable public persona. 

Winnipeg Art Gallery
300 Memorial Boulevard
Winnipeg, MB

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