A Surrealist Soiree

A Surrealist Soiree
Join us for an evening exploring the unconventional, imaginary worlds of Parisians Jean-Jacques Lequeu and Alfred Jarry. Curators will delve into a selection of fantastic and humorous works in Jean-Jacques Lequeu: Visionary Architect and Alfred Jarry: The Carnival of Being during a series of brief gallery talks. In the Gilbert Court, you can participate in the surrealist drawing game Exquisite Corpse, relax with a prix fixe French wine and cheese tasting. Enjoy French inspired music by the Brooklyn based band The Bailsmen playing Gypsy Jazz and Vintage Swing.

Friday, February 7, 2020, 6 – 8:30 PM

Free. Food and drink available for purchase. 

Public programs for Jean-Jacques Lequeu: Visionary Architect. Drawings from the Bibliothèque nationale de France and Alfred Jarry: The Carnival of Being are presented in cooperation with La Maison Française of New York University.

Alfred Jarry, ca. 1894–96. Photograph attributed to Nadar, courtesy of Thieri Foulc.
Jean-Jacques Lequeu (1757–1826), The Great Yawner, n.d. Pen and black ink, brown wash, and red chalk. Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris.




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