Mary Reynolds:
From Paris to Chicago to the Web

Jack Perry Brown

Director, Ryerson and Burnham Libraries,
The Art Institute of Chicago

It is a truism that Chicago collectors have long had a passion for Surrealism. Although this was evident in The Art Institute of Chicago's galleries of twentieth-century painting and sculpture, it was only with the reinstallation in 1993 of the museum's. . .

Warm Ashes: The Life and Career of Mary Reynolds


Boston, Massachusetts

By nature a modest, self-effacing woman who preferred being in the background, Mary Reynolds nonetheless found herself at the center of the Surrealist movement, as both artist and advocate. As the artist Marcel Duchamp described her. . .

Documents of Dada and Surrealism: Dada and Surrealist Journals in the Mary Reynolds Collection


Ryerson and Burnham Libraries,
The Art Institute of Chicago

The Mary Reynolds Collection, which entered The Art Institute of Chicago in 1951, contains, in addition to a rich array of books, art, and her own extraordinary bindings, a remarkable group of. . .

Hans Bellmer in The Art Institute of Chicago: The Wandering Libido and the Hysterical Body


Department of Art History,
The University of Chicago

In December 1934, there appeared in the Surrealist journal Minotaure a two-page spread introducing French readers to the erotic imagination of the German artist Hans Bellmer. Eighteen photographs Bellmer had taken of a life-size, female mannequin are grouped. . .