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Quadrangle at the Springfield Museums

21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
413-599-0911

October 2022

Springfield Museums, Card Tricks: Salvador Dalí and the Art of Playing Cards

October 8 - October 23
Quadrangle at the Springfield Museums, 21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States
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For hundreds of years, playing cards have captured the imaginations of creative individuals. Possibly used in China as early as early as the 10th century, cards could be found in Egypt and Europe by the 1400s. In subsequent eras, they became more popular and accessible due to innovations in printing technologies. Essential to the ongoing development of playing cards are the many artists who have conceptualized, designed, and reinterpreted card decks. In the late 1960s, the influential surrealist artist Salvador Dalí…

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