Valparaiso University

Valparaiso University

"News Release: Dali, Greenfield exhibitions open Jan. 24", Mon, January 6, 2003

Exhibitions of etchings by one of the premier surrealists and photography by an internationally known photographer open Jan. 24 at Valparaiso University's Brauer Museum of Art.

An exhibition of more than 30 of Salvador Dali's Shakespeare etchings remain on display in the museum's main gallery.

Nearly 50 photographs by Lauren Greenfield will be on display in the 1214 and 1215 galleries. Works from the museum's permanent collection will be on display in the other galleries. The exhibitions run through March 23.

There will be an opening reception at 7 p.m. Jan. 24 in the museum, which is located in the Center for the Arts. It is free and open to the public.

The etchings by Spanish surrealist Dali are based on the works of Shakespeare. The etchings are on loan from the Salvador Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, Fla. Archival copies of Shakespeare's "As You Like It" and "Macbeth" and text panels also are included in the exhibition. The exhibition was brought to the University with the help of Marshall Rousseau, a VU graduate and the retired director of the Salvador Dali Museum.

"The Dali museum rarely loans things to other museums, so this is a special exhibition for us," said Gregg Hertzlieb, director of the Brauer Museum of Art.

The exhibition of Greenfield's work includes the photograph "I Approve of Myself - Showgirl," which is part of the museum's permanent collection. The exhibition, "Fast Forward: Growing Up in the Shadow of Hollywood," captures images of what it is like for teenaged girls growing up in the Los Angeles area. Photos from the exhibition were included in Greenfield's 1997 book of the same name. Her recently published book "Girl Culture" also focuses on that theme.

Greenfield's work has been featured in the New Yorker, Harper's Bazaar, National Geographic, Life, and the London Sunday Times Magazine. Her "Girl Culture" book was excerpted in the October 2002 edition of Time.

"Many consider Greenfield a modern master," Hertzlieb said. "Her work is relevant and deals with concerns with adolescence, popular culture, self-image and female identity."

The Greenfield exhibition is circulated by Stephen Cohen Gallery in Los Angeles. It is funded by the Friends of the Brauer Museum of Art.

Greenfield will give a lecture at 7 p.m. Jan. 25 in Duesenberg Recital Hall in the Center for the Arts. It is free and open to the public. The lecture is sponsored by Canon USA, Inc.

There will be a teacher workshop from 9 to 11 a.m. Feb. 4. Space is limited; call (219) 464-5048 for a reservation.

On Feb. 21, Marshall Russeau, retired director of the Salvador Dali Museum in St. Petersburg and a VU graduate, will give the lecture "From English Major to Dali Museum Director" at 7 p.m. in the Duesenberg Recital Hall.

On Feb. 26, Hertzlieb will give a gallery talk about the exhibitions at 7 p.m in the museum.

The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday; and from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The museum is closed Mondays.

There are free, docent-led tours at 2 p.m. every Sunday. For more information, call (219) 464-5365.