Sheldon Museum of Art

Its Surreal Thing: The Temptation of Objects

Sheldon Museum of Art

University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Its Surreal Thing: The Temptation of Objects

Exhibition Catalog


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Deck of 92 cards (184 pages) with box
5.5″ x 8.5″
Offset printing

Exhibition Overview
Its Surreal Thing explores the temptations of objects—works of art and design and sometimes the confusion of the two. The exhibition is not about a movement or its history, but about the effect of surrealism before, during, and after the historical movement.  Its Surreal Thing ranges from post-Impressionism to postmodernism, with Constructivism and Pop along the way.

—Sheldon Museum of Art

It was half past six and the hands were quietly moving forwards, it was even later than half past, more like quarter to seven. Had the alarm clock not rung? He could see from the bed that it had been set for four o’clock as it should have been; it certainly must have rung. Yes, but was it possible to quietly sleep.

Photo: Kristin Streff, Lincoln Journal Star