Tag Archives: Smithsonian

A Marvelous Collage

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Have you always liked adding eyes to inanimate objects or pinning mustaches to faces? At the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington DC you can become a Surrealist artist and leave your mark on the interactive collage wall! Along one wall in the museum is the Collage: Make a Surrealist Composition. People of all ages are invited to use the magnetic images of eyes, mustaches, hats etc. and add them to the wall. Together a new work of art will be created.

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The Healer

JPEG image-1C1198CD48FC-1The Healer // René Magritte // 1967 // bronze // photograph by Erin Fong

Known for his witty and unusual juxtapositions, René Magritte was a famed sculptor and painter in the Surrealist movement. In his bronze sculpture of The Healer [which is currently on view at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington DC], you can see a man sitting with a cloak, cane and top hat. But where is his head? Instead of a face Magritte placed a bird cage with two birds. What do the birds symbolize? I am not sure. Do you have any ideas?