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Coffee with a Curator: Go to the Desert, Go to the Devil

WHEN: August 2nd, 2017 @ 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

COST: Free

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Art Lovers, Creative Community

Coffee with a Curator is a focused, theme-oriented presentation on a variety of Dali-related topics. The talk is presented by one of The Dali Museum’s Curatorial/Education team or an invited speaker. Go to the Desert; Go to the Devil: The Temptation of St. Anthony and the Desert Experience in the Art of Salvador Dali Father Robert Keffer discusses the “Desert Experience of Conversion.” Using three paintings by Salvador Dali as reference, he explores the connection between the classical definition of spiritual temptation as found in the writings of the Church fathers, and their relevancy to the Freudian visual self-analysis found in Dali’s early surrealist works. Fr. Keffer will compare the conversion experience to Dali’s own development as an artist in the painting The Temptation of St. Anthony, later expressed in the classical mystical work The Ascension. This Coffee with a Curator presentation will be of interest not only to artists, but to theology and psychology students as well. Cost: Free (parking is free for members; $10 parking for non-members) Location: Raymond James Community Room Coffee with a Curator is sponsored by Cafe Gala.

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