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Surrealists at War

Museum Confidential: Season 6, Episode 15.
Photo Credit U.S. Army Center of Military History.
The surrealist and fashion-magazine photographer -- and war correspondent -- Lee Miller, who covered the U.S. Army in the European Theater during WWII.

Museum Confidential: Season 6, Episode 15.

What role can artists and creatives play -- that is, meaningfully and actively -- in times of war? On this episode of MC, we chat with the writer Lesley M.M. Blume about her recent Town & Country article, "The Art of War: How the Surrealists Helped Upend Camouflage and Redefine Modern Battle." In a globe-spanning investigation filled with big art-world names like Gorky and Dalí, her piece makes an excellent argument for truth being stranger than fiction. (You can find the article here.)

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