6/21: Monsters & Myths at The Frist

Do you feel like modern life gets weirder by the second? Do you feel we might be living in a simulation? Are you not convinced 2019 isn’t just some elaborate, Truman Show-esque joke on humanity?

Well, have we got an art exhibit for you, you little existential weirdo. Come on out to The Frist’s Monster & Myths: Surrealism and War in the 1930s and 1940s exhibit, opening this Friday in the museum’s upper-level gallery. To quote the Frist’s site: “Featuring works by Salvador Dalí, Luis Buñuel, Max Ernst, René Magritte, Joan Miró, Pablo Picasso, Dorothea Tanning, and more, this exhibition explores the Surrealists’ portrayals of monsters, fragmented bodies, and other depictions of the grotesque as metaphors for the destabilizing consequences of war and psychological fears and fantasies of unbridled power.”

Thank God we’re not currently dealing with the destabilizing consequences of war and psychological fears and fantasies of unbridled power, right? That would suck, wouldn’t it?

Get all the info about the exhibit here.

 

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