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Surrealist Calendar

Current and upcoming exhibitions in galleries and museums


Jan 23, 2018 -
Apr 15, 2018
Birds of a Feather:
Joseph Cornell's Homage to Juan Gris

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

A shadowy profile of a fedora-topped man, first seen by Cornell in an Oct, 1953 visit to the Sidney Janis Gallery, inspired Cornell to begin a new series: some 18 boxes, two collages, and one sandtray created in homage to Juan Gris, whom he called a "warm fraternal spirit". Completed over a period of 15 years, Cornell's series of Gris shadow boxes is more extensive in number than any other that the artist openly dedicated to one of his admired luminaries.
Birds of a Feather: Joseph Cornell's Homage to Juan Gris Exhibition

Nov 24, 2017 -
May 13, 2018
Aube Elleouet: The Submerged City

Tenerife Espacio de las Artes, Tenerife

This exhibition gathers together more than fifty of Aube's exquisite collages and photomontages created between 1970 and 2017, and is further accompanied by a selection of paintings by Tenerife native son Oscar Dominguez as well as collective Surrealist works created in Marseille in 1941.
Aube Elleouet: The Submerged City Exhibition

Feb 02, 2018 -
May 13, 2018
Henri Michaux: The Other Side

Guggenheim Bilbao, Bilbao

A selected review of the six decades of visual work by Henri Michaux (b.1899, Namur, Belgium; d.1984, Paris, France), an unclassifiable figure in 20th-century art and literature, and a leading cult figure.
Henri Michaux: The Other Side Exhibition

Jun 03, 2017 -
May 26, 2018
Matta: Between Worlds

Ralli Museums, Marbella

An exhibition concentrating on Matta's engraved work, with thirty one etchings and one oil painting.
Matta: Between Worlds Exhibition

Feb 10, 2018 -
May 27, 2018
Dali | Duchamp

Salvador Dali Museum, St. Petersburg, FL

~60 works, including some of Dali's most inspired and technically accomplished paintings and sculptures, and Duchamp's groundbreaking assemblages and readymades but also showcasing the less familiar: photographs by Dali, paintings by Duchamp, correspondence and collaborations between the two artists.
Dali | Duchamp Exhibition

Mar 06, 2018 -
May 27, 2018
Giorgio de Chirico: The Cerruti Collection

Castello di Rivoli, Torino

A group of important early works by Giorgio de Chirico from the collection of Francesco Federico Cerruti, offering public access to works which until now have remained hidden away in the private collection of Villa Cerruti in Rivoli.
Giorgio de Chirico: The Cerruti Collection Exhibition

Feb 01, 2018 -
Jun 03, 2018
Frida Kahlo

Museo delle Culture, Milan

Oils, drawings, watercolours, letters and photographs in the most important European exhibition ever devoted to this popular Mexican artist.
Frida Kahlo Exhibition

Feb 14, 2018 -
Jun 24, 2018
Man Ray

Kunstforum Wien, Vienna

Curated by Lisa Ortner-Kreil, here is a selection of 150 keyworks from all over the world, including paintings, photography, objects, works on paper, collages and assemblages, and experimental film.
Man Ray Exhibition

Apr 27, 2018 -
Jun 29, 2018
Moon Dancers: Yup'ik Masks and the Surrealists

Di Donna Galleries, New York

Featuring works by Breton, Donati, Matta, Sage, and other artists including Max Ernst, Joan Miro, Victor Brauner, Yves Tanguy, Andre Masson, Wolfgang Paalen, Kurt Seligmann and Leonora Carrington to demonstrate remarkable connections between Surrealism and Yup'ik masks in terms of stylistic innovation, and an attachment to the mystical aspects of nature and notions of physical transformation.
Moon Dancers: Yup'ik Masks and the Surrealists Exhibition

Mar 21, 2018 -
Jun 29, 2018
SADE: Artists Under the Influence

ubu gallery, New York

An exhibition of works picturing or directly referencing the Marquis de Sade, whose influence was keenly perceived and felt in the works of the Surrealists, and who sought to liberate and give expression to the mysterious and aggressive drives lurking within the unconscious mind. Including works by Hans Bellmer, Jean Benoit, William Copley (CPLY), Gilles Ehrmann, Man Ray, and Jindrich Styrsky.
SADE Exhibition

Apr 28, 2018 -
Aug 12, 2018
Art et Liberté: Rupture, War and Surrealism in Egypt 1938-1948

Moderna Museet, Stockholm

The first monographic show on the activity of the Art et Liberté Group, a collective of artists working out of Cairo during WWII, with over 200 artworks and archival documents.
Surrealism in Egypt Exhibition

Mar 20, 2018 -
Sep 02, 2018
Joan Miro: Sculptures 1928-1982

Centro Botin, Santander

Over one hundred of Miro's sculptures, as well as drawings, photographs, videos and other items, some of which have never been shown before, will be on display.
Joan Miro: Sculptures 1928-1982 Exhibition

Sep 21, 2017 -
Sep 10, 2018
Magritte: Atomium meets Surrealism

Atomium, Brussels

In this exhibition, specifically designed for the Atomium's 60th anniversary, visitors are launched into the world of Magritte, with works presented in 3D in actual size, as elements forming part of the exhibition scenography, and visitors will walk through the set like characters in a play, soaking up the atmosphere.
Magritte: Atomium meets Surrealism Exhibition

Apr 21, 2018 -
Sep 23, 2018
Leonora Carrington: Cuentos Magicos

Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City

Curated by Stefan van Raay and Tere Arcq, this major retrospective features over 200 paintings, sculptures, graphics, rugs, sets, masks, photographs, documents, books and personal objects assembled from 64 different collections, 54 private and 10 institutional, of which 166 were produced in Mexico, 42 in the US and 19 in Great Britain.
Leonora Carrington: Cuentos Magicos Exhibition

Jun 22, 2018 -
Oct 07, 2018
Lee Miller and Surrealism in Britain

The Hepworth Wakefield, Yorkshire, UK

The first exhibition to explore Miller's involvement with surrealist circles in Britain in the late 1930s, focusing on the creative collaborations with artists Miller knew, photographed, and exhibited alongside, during a time when Britain was recognised as a 'Surrealist centre'.
Lee Miller and Surrealism in Britain Exhibition

Jul 06, 2018 -
Oct 14, 2018
Gala Dali

Museu Nacional D'Art de Catalunya, Spain

An exploration of the enigmatic Gala, best known as the wife, muse, and partner of Salvador Dali although her imprint on the world of surrealism was far deeper.
Gala Dali Exhibition

Jun 16, 2018 -
Nov 04, 2018
Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up

Victoria and Albert Museum, London

This exhibition will present an extraordinary collection of personal artefacts and clothing belonging to the iconic Mexican artist. Locked away for 50 years after her death, this collection has never before been exhibited outside Mexico.
Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up Exhibition

Sep 01, 2018 -
Jan 02, 2019
Surrealism Switzerland

Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, Switzerland

Answering the question: Is there such a thing as Swiss Surrealism?
Surrealism Switzerland Exhibition

Dec 12, 2018 -
Mar 31, 2019
Marcel Duchamp: 100 Questions. 100 Answers.

Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Stuttgart

The Staatsgalerie Stuttgart presents its extensive Marcel Duchamp holdings and the appurtenant Serge Stauffer Archive in the first exhibition to focus on the 100 Questions Stauffer put to Duchamp in 1960 as part of a correspondence that went for many years and Duchamp's insightful responses.
Marcel Duchamp: 100 Questions. 100 Answers. Exhibition








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