Remedios Varo and Norval Morrisseau, American Artists

Wednesday, April 12, 2023
1:00 pm–2:30 pm
Harry and Mildred Remis Auditorium (Auditorium 161)
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Join this conversation about two dynamic artists and consider how recent acquisitions of important works by them have transformed the MFA’s presentation of modern art from the Americas. Remedios Varo (1908–1963) was a Spanish-born refugee of World War II who became a leader of Surrealism in Mexico. Norval Morrisseau (1932–2007) was a descendant of Anishinaabe healers who became one of Canada’s most influential First Nations painters. Neither is typically considered an American artist, but what is more American than their stories of immigration, indigeneity, and innovation?

Layla Bermeo, Kristin and Roger Servison Curator of Paintings, Art of the Americas

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Purchase a ticket package for the full five-session “Stories Artists Tell: Art of the Americas, the 20th Century” course. Please note that this option is not available after the date of the first session.

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