December 14, 1936

The Museum of Modern Art, after attempting to explain abstract art in the spring, took on the "Exhibition of Fantasic Art, Dada and Surrealism," or "The Art of the Marvelous and Fantastic," in December 1936. Two of the most prominent artists displayed were Max Ernst, a dadaist, and Salvador Dali, a surrealist. Surrealism, which attempts to explore the subconscious mind in its images while also inducing emotional reactions suited Dali and his morbid nature.