'International Dadaism Month' in Lawrence, Kansas
LINDA WERTHEIMER, host:
This week Lawrence, Kansas, Mayor Boog Highberger proclaimed International Dadaism Month in his fair city. The early 20th-century anti-art movement of Marcel Duchamp and Man-Ray rejected conventional forms, declared that art is dead and took a deliberately absurdist approach. Said Mayor Highberger, `I just think it's good to acknowledge that there is a place for chance and nonsense in every healthy lifestyle.' To that end, International Dadaism Month will be observed on February 4th, March 28th, April 1st, July 15th, August 2nd, 7th, 16th and 26th, September 18th and 22nd, and October 1st, 17th and 26th.
Coming up, talk about absurdist? Elvis meets Tommy Dorsey.
NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by a contractor for NPR, and accuracy and availability may vary. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Please be aware that the authoritative record of NPR's programming is the audio.