Springfield Museums

21 Edwards Street, Springfield, MA 01103 - United States





Smithsonian Affiliate Museum

Located in the heart of downtown Springfield, Massachusetts, the Springfield Museums is comprised of five world-class museums covering art, history, science, and children’s author Dr. Seuss.

- The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum
- George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum
- Springfield Science Museum
- Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts
- Lyman and Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History
- Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden


Card Tricks: Salvador Dalí and the Art of Playing Cards
In the late 1960s, the influential surrealist artist Salvador Dalí (Spanish, 1904-1989) partnered with the French printing firm Draeger Frerés to produce 17 designs that were released as limited-edition playing cards. Shortly after, Dalí created lithographs highlighting those designs. This exhibition features eight works from Dalí’s Playing Card Suite, drawn from the permanent collection of the Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts. Based on “Paris pattern” cards that depict Kings, Queens, and Jacks, Dalí’s interpretations are characterized by vibrant colors, cubist forms, and distinctive motifs such as melting clocks. In addition to exploring Dalí’s contribution to a long history of playful design, this exhibition celebrates contemporary artists who continue to generate new and varied interpretations of playing cards.

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