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W&L’s King Curates Surrealist Exhibit at Baker Museum, Artis-Naples King served as a guest curator for an exhibit of six René Magritte paintings, which opened on Dec. 1.

kingeh-1.jpg-263x350 W&L’s King Curates Surrealist Exhibit at Baker Museum, Artis-NaplesElliot H. King

Elliott H. King, associate professor of art history at Washington and Lee University, recently served as a guest curator for an exhibit of six René Magritte paintings at the Baker Museum, Artis-Naples in Florida. The exhibit opened on Dec. 1.

“Magritte: Reflections of Another World” is comprised of six paintings — five oils and one gouache — by Belgian artist René Magritte (1898-1967). Magritte is known for his Surrealist paintings of everyday objects in strange surroundings.

King teaches courses in American and European Art, 1750 to the present. His research specialization is Surrealist art and thought with a particular concentration on Salvador Dalí’s production after 1940.

Learn more about the collection here.