Public Dreams / Private Myths
​Staniar Gallery - Washington & Lee University, Lexington, VA
October 5 - November 1, 2018
Opening Reception and Lecture: Tuesday, October 23, 5:30 PM


Coffee with a Curator: Duplicating Dali
Dali Museum, St Petersburg, FL
​Wednesday, Oct. 03, 2018 from 10:30–11:30am

​Steven Kenny has meticulously copied each brushstroke of Salvador Dali’s 1940 painting Daddy Longlegs of the Evening-Hope! The 19-month painting process was photographically documented along the way, including the reconstruction of the painting’s antique Dutch frame. Kenny will explain exactly how Dali went about painting this masterpiece. The lecture will include an in-depth overview of the painting’s history, composition, and symbolism, as well as Kenny’s insights into Dali’s possible influences and inspirations from art history, Catholicism, and Freudian psychoanalysis.