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This groundbreaking exhibition documented major trends in current Chinese experimental art (shiyan meishu), which is characterized by a strong desire to explore new territories in artistic expression
This intimate exhibition presented paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, works on paper and books from fifteenth- to early nineteenth-century Europe, drawn from the museum's collection and supplemented by loans from important public and private collections.
This exhibition inaugurated the Smart Museum's new Richard and Mary L. Gray Gallery. Featuring artists such as Alexander Calder, Joseph Cornell, Man Ray Kay Sage, and Dorothea Tanning, Surrealism in America showed the pervasive influence of European surrealism in America while demonstrating artists' diverse responses to it.