Speaker’s Series Featuring Dr. Alyce Mahon on April 9th, speaking on “Dorothea Tanning:  From Sedona to Seillans”

The Fine Art Museum of Sedona is proud to present

Dr. Alyce Mahon

speaking on “Dorothea Tanning:  From Sedona to Seillans”.

Dr Mahon will situate Tanning’s Sedona period and obsessive interest in the landscape, body and desire, within her long career as a Surrealist, drawing on her research for the Dorothea Tanning retrospective exhibition that she has curated for the Reina Sofia, Madrid and the Tate Modern, London, for 2018-19.

The luncheon event takes place at noon on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 in the banquet room of the Sedona Rouge Hotel and Spa, 2250 W. State Route 89a, Sedona, AZ 86336.

As part of our community educational speaker series, Dr. Mahon continues our tradition of bringing world class experts in the museum and art field to the Verde Valley.


Dr. Alyce Mahon, is Associate Professor in Modern and Contemporary Art History at the University of Cambridge. She is the author of Surrealism & The Politics of Eros (Thames & Hudson, 2005); Eroticism & Art (Oxford University Press, 2007) and The Marquis de Sade and the Avant-Garde (forthcoming with Princeton University Press in 2020). She is currently completing a new book on Dorothea Tanning for Yale University Press.  She is doing research on Tanning while she is in Sedona.

Alyce has been involved in international exhibitions of Surrealism for over twenty years. She curated Dorothea Tanning: Behind the Door Another Invisible Door for the Reina Sofia, Madrid, (Oct. 2018-Jan. 2019), now showing at the Tate Modern, London as Dorothea Tanning until June 9, 2019. She is also the curatorial advisor for Leonor Fini: Theatre of Desire, 1930-1990 (Museum of Sex, New York, Sept 2018- March 2019).  She has advised on and written catalogue essays on Leonora Carrington (Irish Museum of Modern Art), Angels of Anarchy: Women Artists and Surrealism (Manchester City Art Gallery), Surrealism & Design (Victoria &Albert Museum) and Surrealism: Desire Unbound (Tate Modern).


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