Delirium: The Art of the Symbolist Book

Delirium: The Art of the Symbolist Book explores creative encounters between Symbolist authors and the artists in their circles. The movement coalesced during the second half of the nineteenth century as writers in France and Belgium sought a new form of art—one that referenced the visible world as symbols that correlate to ideas and states of mind. The Symbolists celebrated subjectivity, expressed through a nuanced language of reverie, delirium, mysticism, and ecstasy. For these writers, literature suggests meaning rather than defines it.

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January 20 through May 14, 2017

Please call (212) 685-0008 ext. 560 or e-mail tickets@themorgan.org for information.