Special Programs


Write to Art: Creative Writing Workshop

Saturday, November 15 from 9am to 5pm

A returning WAG favourite! This day of integrating creative writing and visual art is offered by renowned writers and editors Marjorie Anderson and Deborah Schnitzer. An initial guided viewing of selected pieces in the exhibitions Masterworks from the Beaverbrook Art Gallery and Dalí Up Close will be followed by a series of individual and group classroom exercises: building scene; establishing voice; developing point of view; exploring storytelling forms; and examining self- and peer-editing strategies. This workshop is open to writing and art enthusiasts of all levels of experience.

Space is limited to 20 participants. To register, purchase a ticket online or call 204.789.1290.

$50 Members • $60 non-Members


Talk: The Great Late Salvador DalĂ­ with Elliott H. King

Saturday November 15 at 2pm

Salvador Dalí is one of the most popular and controversial artists of the twentieth century. While his 1930s Surrealist paintings and sculptures are practically beyond reproach, the last four decades of his production starting around 1940 largely remain what one critic described as ‘the dark side of the moon of Dalí’s oeuvre.'

This lecture will investigate the implications and repercussions of Dalí’s admonishments of abstraction and use of ‘classic’ to describe his art after 1940. Challenging the stringent periodization of his oeuvre, Dr. King proposes re-framing Dali's later work as a development of earlier interests and artistic influences. While his attitudes often went counter to the day’s preeminent artists and critics, his ostensibly retrograde technique would positively influence subsequent generations of artists, from Pop to the present, who continue to defy the assumptions of high modernism.

Elliott H. King is an Assistant Professor of Art History at Washington and Lee University and a specialist in Salvador Dalí’s art and writing. He has lectured and published widely on Dalí’s work in addition to serving on the curatorial committees for many of the most important Dalí exhibitions of the past decade. In 2010, Dr. King was Guest Curator of the critically acclaimed exhibition, Dalí: The Late Work, at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Georgia (catalogue published by Yale University Press). He was also Consulting Curator for Frida & Diego: Passion, Politics and Painting at the High Museum of Art and the Art Gallery of Ontario (2012-13).

This talk is included with Gallery admission. 

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