Napa Valley Museum Yountville Announces Opening Exhibits
From July 27 through October 27, 2019, Napa Valley Museum Yountville will present two extraordinary exhibitions of Surrealist Art.
In the Main Gallery, The Surrealist Revolution in America explores the Surrealist revolution of thought and the role chance and choice played in the evolution of the avant-garde in America. The exhibition features original paintings, drawings and objects by Enrico Donati, Jimmy Ernst, David Hare, Gerome Kamrowski, Gordon Onslow Ford and Kurt Seligmann.
In the aftermath of World War I, a group of writers and artists led by André Breton formed a new movement they called Surrealism- "beyond the real." Between 1939 and 1941, many of the giants of European Surrealism were forced to decamp to the United States to escape the impending war. This displacement had a profound impact on a new generation of American art, and transformative effects on the émigrés themselves, whose reaction to their new environment - the landscape and lore of the new worlds - would result in some of the strongest and most groundbreaking work of their careers.
In the Spotlight and History Galleries, Juanita Guccione "Otherwhere," the first comprehensive exhibition of Juanita Guccione, one of the most intriguing "lost" figures in modern art, includes painting and sculpture by an artist of whom the art critic Michael Welzenbach wrote: "[Guccione's] single-minded approach to her work, [her] willingness to follow its development wherever that might lead...locates [her] squarely among the few but formidable ranks of the modernist avant-garde - a group whose integrity and vision will not be seen again in this century." A related "Rediscovering Women Artists" conference will be held in October. Admission to the Spotlight and History Galleries is included with Main Gallery admission.
The Opening Celebration for both exhibitions will take place on Saturday, July 27 at 5 pm and is Free for Museum Members; $20 for Non-Members, and includes Museum & Exhibition Admission, wines by Gen7 Wines, and light bites. Proceeds benefit the Napa Valley Museum Yountville's 501c3 nonprofit arts and education programs. Tickets are available on the Museum website: www.napavalleymuseum.org.
Regular Museum Admission for this exhibition is: $15: Adult (age 18-64); $7.50: Seniors (65+) and Kids under 18. Admission is Free for Museum Members, residents of the California Veterans Home and Active Duty Military. The Napa Valley Museum Yountville is located at 55 Presidents Circle in Yountville and is open Wednesdays through Sundays from 11 to 4 pm. On Opening Day July 27, the Museum will close at 3 pm.