Real/Surreal Host Committee

Real/Surreal: Selections from the Whitney Museum of American Art

February 13 | May 19

Real/Surreal, focuses on the tension and overlap between two strong currents in twentieth–century American art: realism and Surrealism. The exhibition features over 70 paintings, drawings, photographs, and prints that reveal how artists—depending on intention and influence—developed degrees of reality in which imagination held more or less sway.

Drawn primarily for the Whitney Museum’s landmark collection, this is a special opportunity for San Antonians to see many iconic works of American art. Real/Surreal, includes works by notable artists Charles Burchfield, Paul Cadmus, Federico Castellón, Francis Criss, Joseph Cornell, Philip Guston, Edward Hopper, Man Ray, Kay Sage, Ben Shahn, Charles Sheeler, Yves Tanguy, Pavel Tchelitchew, George Tooker, and Andrew Wyeth, among others.

We know that you will be as delighted about this exhibition as we are. We hope that you will join us in bringing this remarkable collection to San Antonio and supporting its presentation at the McNay. Please consider a gift of $250 to join the Host Committee for Real/Surreal: Selections from the Whitney Museum of American Art.

As a member of the Host Committee the museum will:

-List your name at the entrance to the exhibition
-Invite you to the Annual Patrons Party on Monday, February 11, featuring a preview of the exhibition and conversation with Whitney Museum curator Carter Foster
-Invite you to the private Patrons Gallery Tour on Tuesday, April 9, featuring a reception and exhibition tour

It would be wonderful to have your support for this extraordinary project!

Click HERE to join the Host Committee

For questions or more information, please call Stephanie Friesenhahn at 210.805.1774.

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