Avant-garde Pioneer: Man Ray

Emmanuel Radnitzky was born on this day in 1890. The son of Russian immigrants to the USA, his family soon moved from Philadelphia to Brooklyn, New York. In 1912 Emmanuel, Manny for short, followed his brother’s lead in changing the family-name to Ray. Manny also changed his first name to Man and combined the two […]

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From Dada to Surrealism Exhibition Live

The exhibition From Dada to Surrealism from the Jewish Historical Museum is now live on Europeana! The virtual exhibition is available in Dutch and English, and will soon be available in French and German also.  The virtual exhibition is a selection of items from the exhibition that opens tomorrow at the JHM in Amsterdam.  For […]

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Happy Birthday, Salvador Dali!

“Drawing is the honesty of the art. There is no possibility of cheating. It is either good or bad”, said Salvador Dali. On this day over a century ago, one of the most renowned surrealist painters, Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech, Marquis of Dalí de Púbol, also known as Salvador Dali, was born […]

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