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The Morgan Library & Museum's Surrealism family day (slide show)

The Morgan Library wouldn't let a little snow stop its latest family offering, "Leave It to Chance: Surrealism 101 for the Family," on Saturday, January 9.

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    "Leave It to Chance: Surrealism 101 for Families" at the Morgan Library

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    "Leave It to Chance: Surrealism 101 for Families" at the Morgan Library

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    "Leave It to Chance: Surrealism 101 for Families" at the Morgan Library

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    "Leave It to Chance: Surrealism 101 for Families" at the Morgan Library

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    "Leave It to Chance: Surrealism 101 for Families" at the Morgan Library

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    "Leave It to Chance: Surrealism 101 for Families" at the Morgan Library

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    "Leave It to Chance: Surrealism 101 for Families" at the Morgan Library

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    "Leave It to Chance: Surrealism 101 for Families" at the Morgan Library

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    "Leave It to Chance: Surrealism 101 for Families" at the Morgan Library

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    "Leave It to Chance: Surrealism 101 for Families" at the Morgan Library

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    "Leave It to Chance: Surrealism 101 for Families" at the Morgan Library

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    "Leave It to Chance: Surrealism 101 for Families" at the Morgan Library

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    "Leave It to Chance: Surrealism 101 for Families" at the Morgan Library

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    "Leave It to Chance: Surrealism 101 for Families" at the Morgan Library

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    "Leave It to Chance: Surrealism 101 for Families" at the Morgan Library

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    "Leave It to Chance: Surrealism 101 for Families" at the Morgan Library

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    "Leave It to Chance: Surrealism 101 for Families" at the Morgan Library

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    "Leave It to Chance: Surrealism 101 for Families" at the Morgan Library

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    "Leave It to Chance: Surrealism 101 for Families" at the Morgan Library

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    "Leave It to Chance: Surrealism 101 for Families" at the Morgan Library

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    "Leave It to Chance: Surrealism 101 for Families" at the Morgan Library

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    "Leave It to Chance: Surrealism 101 for Families" at the Morgan Library

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    "Leave It to Chance: Surrealism 101 for Families" at the Morgan Library

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    "Leave It to Chance: Surrealism 101 for Families" at the Morgan Library

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    "Leave It to Chance: Surrealism 101 for Families" at the Morgan Library

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    "Leave It to Chance: Surrealism 101 for Families" at the Morgan Library

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    "Leave It to Chance: Surrealism 101 for Families" at the Morgan Library

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    "Leave It to Chance: Surrealism 101 for Families" at the Morgan Library

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    "Leave It to Chance: Surrealism 101 for Families" at the Morgan Library

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    "Leave It to Chance: Surrealism 101 for Families" at the Morgan Library

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    "Leave It to Chance: Surrealism 101 for Families" at the Morgan Library

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    "Leave It to Chance: Surrealism 101 for Families" at the Morgan Library

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    "Leave It to Chance: Surrealism 101 for Families" at the Morgan Library

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    "Leave It to Chance: Surrealism 101 for Families" at the Morgan Library

Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

"Leave It to Chance: Surrealism 101 for Families" at the Morgan Library

Despite Friday's snowstorm, the Morgan Library & Museum opened its doors on Saturday for its Leave It to Chance: Surrealism 101 for Families event, an immersion into the world of Surrealism, the movement currently in the spotlight in its new show "Drawing Surrealism." Families explored Surrealist techniques developed by such artists as Dalí, Miró and Magritte, with a combination of games and art projects, among them automatic drawing, collage, frottage (rubbing a drawing tool over a rough surface), decalcomania (transfering designs to another surface, like decals) and collaborative chance drawing. Click through our slide show and see if you can find your budding Surrealist. For more artsy family fun, read our roundup of February events at NYC museums. For more new, kid-friendly exhibitions, click here.


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