Read the book selection, bring a lunch and discuss at our art-themed book club

October 15, 2020 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Griswold House lawn

Leonora Carrington: Surrealism, Alchemy and Art by Susan L. Aberth

Carrington burst onto the Surrealist scene as a 19-year-old debutante, escaping the demands of her wealthy English family by running away with her lover, Max Ernst. She was championed by Andre Breton, who responded Enthusiastically to her fantastical, dark and satirical writing style and her Interest in fairy tales and the occult. Her stories were included in Surrealist publications and her paintings in the Surrealists’ exhibitions.

Read Eat Chat will convene outside on the Museum grounds. Remember to bring a lawn chair. (In case of inclement weather, the meeting will move to Zoom.)


Author Susan Aberth will join us virtually to discuss the book and answer questions.

Susan LAberth received her PhD in Art History from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York; her dissertation was on the art of Leonora Carrington. She is currently Assistant Professor of Art History at Bard College, New York, where she specializes in Latin American Art.

This event is made possible by your support of the Annual Fund.