Dalí in America: The Surrealist Sensation' Webinar

While Salvador Dalí was born in Catalonia, Spain and developed close relationships with artists working in Paris during the late 1920s, it was his first trip to United States in 1934 that sparked a special “home away from home” bond that would last for the rest of his life. But who exactly was this elusive Surrealist artist and why was there a reciprocal fascination between him and the New World? This is the story of Dalí, and his collaborations in the American film, fashion, and art worlds that made him one of the most intriguing overseas artists in U.S. history.
Join New York Adventure Club as we explore the life and legacy of Salvador Dalí, one of the most well known Surrealist artists in America whose paintings still dazzle audiences with their phantasmic photorealist liquid imagery.
Led by Sylvia Laudien-Meo — art historian, museum educator, and NYC tour guide — this digital showcase of Dalí and his art, with a focus on his time, relationships, and projects in America, will include:

Afterward, we’ll have a Q&A with Sylvia — any and all questions about Salvador Dalí are welcomed and encouraged!
Can’t make it live? Don’t worry, you’ll have access to the full replay for one week !
See you there, virtually!

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**A full replay of the experience will be available to all registered guests for up to a week

About Sylvia
Sylvia Laudien-Meo is a freelance Art Historian who works in and around the city in various capacities, specializing on Modern and Contemporary art, with a strong focus on Public Art. She teaches art history at Fairleigh Dickinson University and has been working as a museum educator at MoMA, the Guggenheim and the Jewish Museum for over many years, engaging visitors in conversation based, interactive art experiences of permanent collections and changing exhibitions.
For the Municipal Art Society, UFT, Brandeis Univ., and private clients, she has been touring the city for over 20 years, exploring art and architecture, parks, neighborhoods and history. Working in various different capacities gives her a unique opportunity to make intriguing connections and weave together the complex perspectives that make out the tapestry of our fascinating city.
SLM holds a Masters Degree in Art History (with minors in History and American Studies) from the Joh. Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany, as well as a Tourism degree from the EST in Paris France.

“Content excellent, but presenter did not have good skills with her mike or general audio, bringing down the overall quality of the experience. She needed more rehearsal – and a timer.” -Constance
“The information about Dali.” -Ron
“The knowledge of the presenter.” -Rosemary
“The presenter is excellent–very thorough & interesting.” -Ellen
“Sylvia is very knowledgeable and very thorough and brings a lot of history, contemporaries and examples of art works. So fun.” -Carol
“I learned so much about Dali that I was unaware of! I enjoy learning about the Artists in the USA, how living here influenced their creative spirit. Bravo!” -Donna
“Learned a lot, saw new art.” -Barbara
“The speaker was an expert in her topic and presented well. The accompanying materials made it interesting.” -Elaine
“The person running the session…excellent. I realise Dali is a difficult subject but she was very good.” -Ron
“Very informative and entertaining!!” -Sandra
“Very thorough and interesting presentation.” -Diane
“Visuals and Dali background especially ant his persona.” -Evelyn
“The presenter and her vast knowledge.” -Jane
“There was lots of interesting information I didn’t know about Dali.” -Sylvia
“Sylvia’s presentations are always well researched, thoughtful & entertaining & this was no exception. Very informative.” -Mary
“The presenter was very informative and engaging.” -Jennifer
“The way the work of Dali was shown to be in collaboration with some many other artists in different areas.” -Julie
“Visuals, knowledge of presenter.” -Pamela
“Very informed speaker ( pronounced all the French names correctly and even Schiaparelliâ’s )! She most importantly understood art.” -Kt
“The instructor taught at a level that would enable anyone at any educational level to appreciate the subject matter.” -Shawn
“Lots of good content. Loved seeing the Disney short film Destino. Had never seen before. She needs to plan a trip to St Pete. The museum is mind-blowing with great exhibitions.” -Ana
“Sylvia is so knowledgeable and presents so much detailed information–as i stated in my comments during webinar: she is amazing. Sylvia is also very engaging and likable. Thanks for offering this in depth look at dali.” -Saundra
“Its very interesting and informative.” -Harriet
“The presenter is excellent–very thorough & interesting.” -Ellen
“Sylvia is very knowledgeable and very thorough and brings a lot of history, contemporaries and examples of art works. So fun.” -Carol
“The speaker was an expert in her topic and presented well. The accompanying materials made it interesting.” -Elaine
“Learned so much about one of my favorite artists.” -Deborah
“Sylvia has an enviable store of knowledge and enthusiasm. It’s clear she is a fan of Dali as well as MOMA.” -Mark
“The recommendation of watching a short film.” -Sheryl
“Such a great seminar with information I had not known. LOVED this one. Thanks!” -Vicki
“I didn’t know very much about Dali. I learned so much! It was so interesting and well presented!” -Claudia

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