Fall Bus Trip

When: Saturday, November 14

Where: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, “Marvelous Objects: Surrealist Sculpture from Paris to New York”

Renwick Gallery, “Wonder”

Print, fill out and return this form with your payment

8:00 AM – Meet at Ridderhof Martin Gallery
8:30 AM – Depart Fredericksburg
10:30 AM – Arrive in Washington D.C.
11:00 AM – Arrive at Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden- tour of “Marvelous Objects: Surrealist Sculpture from Paris to New York”
12:30 PM – Depart Hirshhorn
1:00 PM – Lunch
2:00 PM Arrive at Renwick Gallery for self-guided viewing of “Wonder” Exhibition
3:30 PM – Depart Renwick Gallery
5:30 PM – Arrive back in Fredericksburg
Members of ASPIRE, we would like to offer you a discounted registration cost at $40.  This is a $15 discount from the non-member price.  The fee will cover the cost of a boxed breakfast, programming, and transportation to and from Washington, DC.
Nonmembers, the cost is $55. The fee will cover the cost of a boxed breakfast, programming, and transportation to and from Washington, DC.
Payment is due upon registration. Please print out this form, include your payment as a check and mail it to UMW Galleries 1301 College Avenue, Fredericksburg, VA 22401. In the event that the trip is cancelled, you will receive a refund. The last day for an attendee to cancel with a refund is November 1, 2015.
There are only 18 spots available, so sign up as soon as possible!  After the 18 spots are filled, interested individuals will be added to a waiting list in the order that their registrations are received.  Please feel free to contact us with any questions.  We hope you can join us!
About the Exhibitions:
Hirshhorn, “Marvelous Objects: Surrealist Sculpture from Paris to New York”
The first major museum exhibition devoted to a comprehensive view of surrealist sculpture brings together more than 100 works created by more than 20 artists from France, Spain, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, Great Britain, and the United States from the 1920s to the 1950s.
“This exhibition reveals the totality of surrealist sculpture by highlighting two main approaches,” says Valerie Fletcher, senior curator and the project’s organizer. “Organic abstraction originated in the whimsical reliefs of Jean Arp and inspired many artists, including Henry Moore in Britain, Joan Miró in Spain, and Isamu Noguchi in the United States. Found-object assemblages, which originated in Marcel Duchamp’s Assisted Readymades, became a surrealist passion. Marvelous Objects also unifies into a single narrative the international development of surrealism in Europe and the United States.”
Among the 85 sculptures in the exhibition are Arp’s Shirt Front and Fork, 1922; Duchamp’s Why Not Sneeze, Rose Sélavy?, 1921; Alberto Giacometti’s Woman with Her Throat Cut, 1932, and The Invisible Object (Hands Holding the Void), 1935; Man Ray’s Object to be Destroyed, 1933; Salvador Dalí’s Venus de Milo with Drawers, 1936; Moore’s Stringed Figure No. 1, 1937; Miró’s Lunar Bird, 1945; and David Smith’s Saw Head, 1933 and Chain Head, 1933.
Renwick Gallery, Wonder
Nine leading contemporary artists—Jennifer Angus, Chakaia Booker, Gabriel Dawe, Tara Donovan, Patrick Dougherty, Janet Echelman, John Grade, Maya Lin, and Leo Villareal—are each taking over different galleries in the building, creating site-specific installations inspired by the Renwick. Together, these installations will turn the building into a larger-than-life work of art. WONDER is organized by Nicholas R. Bell, The Fleur and Charles Bresler Senior Curator of American Craft and Decorative Art.
While the nine artists featured in WONDER create strikingly different works, they are connected by their interest in creating large-scale installations from unexpected materials. Index cards, marbles, strips of wood—all objects so commonplace and ordinary we often overlook them—are assembled, massed, and juxtaposed to utterly transform spaces and engage us in the most surprising ways. The works are expressions of process, labor, and materials that are grounded in our everyday world, but that combine to produce awe-inspiring results.
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