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Surrealist Calendar

Current and upcoming exhibitions in galleries and museums

Jul 19, 2017 -
Oct 22, 2017
The World of Giorgio de Chirico

Caixa Forum, Barcelona

Paintings, sculptures, watercolors and drawings spanning Chirico's entire output from the initial metaphysical period through his final neo-metaphysical works.
The World of Giorgio de Chirico Exhibition

Oct 04, 2017 -
Nov 11, 2017
Dorothea Tanning: Night Shadows

Alison Jacques Gallery, London

Exhibition of over twenty costume designs and two set designs in ink, gouache and watercolour on paper, dating from 1945 through to 1961.
Dorothea Tanning: Night Shadows Exhibition

Sep 21, 2017 -
Dec 02, 2017
Surrealismo: Ojos de Mexico

Throckmorton Fine Art, New York

Forty photographs by artists including Tina Modotti, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Kati Horna, Hector García, Graciela Iturbide, and Flor Garduno, demonstrating the great influence of Surrealism in Mexico.
Surrealismo: Ojos de Mexico Exhibition

Apr 01, 2017 -
Dec 03, 2017
Marcel Duchamp and the Fountain Scandal

Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia

The curious story behind one of the most notorious works of modern art, Duchamp's Fountain, on it's centennial, with period photographs, publications, and more of the artist's readymades from PMOA's unrivaled Duchamp collection.
Marcel Duchamp and the Fountain Scandal Exhibition

Aug 30, 2017 -
Dec 10, 2017
The Drawings of Wifredo Lam: 1940-1955

Lehigh University Art Galleries, Pennsylvania

Twenty-one works on paper in the first monographic exhibition of works by Lam from a prestigious private Cuban collection to travel to the USA.
The Drawings of Wifredo Lam: 1940-1955 Exhibition

Sep 23, 2017 -
Jan 01, 2018
Max Ernst: Beyond Painting

Museum of Modern Art, New York

~100 works, including paintings that challenged material and compositional conventions; collages and overpaintings utilizing found printed reproductions; frottages (rubbings); illustrated books and collage novels; sculptures of painted stone and bronze; and prints made using a range of techniques.
Max Ernst: Beyond Painting Exhibition

Oct 07, 2017 -
Jan 03, 2018
Dali | Duchamp

Royal Academy of Arts, London

~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

Oct 18, 2017 -
Jan 14, 2018
Dali and Schiaparelli

The Dali Museum, Florida

The first exhibition dedicated to the creative relationship and works of Elsa Schiaparelli and Salvador Dali, featuring haute couture gowns and accessories, jewelry, paintings, drawings, objects and photos.
Dali and Schiaparelli Exhibition

Oct 10, 2017 -
Jan 28, 2018
We are Completely Free: Women Artists and Surrealism

Museo Picasso Malaga, Spain

Including works by Eileen Agar, Claude Cahun, Leonora Carrington, Leonor Fini, Valentine Hugo, Frida Kahlo, Lee Miller, Meret Oppenheim, Kay Sage, Dorothea Tanning, Toyen, Remedios Varo, Unica Zurn, et al.
Women Surrealists Exhibition

Oct 26, 2017 -
Jan 28, 2018
Arthur Cravan. Maintenant?

Museu Picasso, Barcelona

The enigmatic Cravan (born Fabian Avenarius Lloyd), found himself amidst the leading precursors of the Dada movement. This exhibition presents for the first time the works of an imaginary painter who showed at the Bernheim Jeune gallery in 1914: Edouard Archinard and focuses on Cravan's 1915-6 stay in Barcelona, including his legendary April 23 boxing encounter with heavyweight champion Jack Johnson.
Arthur Cravan. Maintenant? Exhibition

Sep 03, 2017 -
Jan 28, 2018
Miro: World of Monsters

Max Ernst Museum, Brühl

An exhibition devoted to the 1960s and 70s sculptural work of Miro, often combining everyday objects cast in bronze and then painted in colors forming fantastic creatures.
Miro: World of Monsters Exhibition

Oct 13, 2017 -
Feb 18, 2018
Magritte, Broodthaers and Contemporary Art

Royal Museums of Fine Arts, Belgium

An exhibition focusing on the dialogue that Marcel Broodthaers started with Magritte's work in 1964. The influence of the 'word-paintings' (1927-1929) was decisive both in Belgium and the United States, and contributed to the emergence of Conceptualism.
Magritte, Broodthaers and Contemporary Art Exhibition

Oct 13, 2017 -
Feb 18, 2018
Marcel Lecomte: The secret chambers of surrealism

Royal Museums of Fine Arts, Belgium

Documents from this surrealist insider's personal archives and library, along with works by artists and writers dear to him, photographs, correspondence, surrealist publications, film clips and radio recordings.
Marcel Lecomte: The secret chambers of surrealism Exhibition

Oct 18, 2017 -
Feb 19, 2018
Dada Africa

Musee de l'Orangerie, Paris

Dada artists rejected the traditional values of civilisation, while appropriating cultural and artistic forms of non-western cultures. This exhibition focuses on these exchanges with African, American Indian and Asian works, including films of dance, sound documents, music, textiles, graphics, posters, assemblages, wooden reliefs, dolls and puppets. Artists include Hanna Höch, Jean Arp, Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Marcel Janco, Hugo Ball, Tristan Tzara, Raoul Haussmann, Man Ray and Picabia, among others.
Dada Africa Exhibition

Nov 17, 2017 -
Mar 18, 2018
Surrealism in Egypt: Art et Liberté 1938-1948

Tate Liverpool, UK

The first monographic show on the activity of the Art et Liberté Group, a collective of artists working out of Cairo during WWII, with ~100 works and a range of photographic and documentary materials
Surrealism in Egypt Exhibition

Dec 08, 2017 -
Apr 08, 2018
In the Realm of the Mistletoe Druids:
The Graphic Work of Yves Tanguy

Sammlung Scharf-Gerstenberg, Berlin

Graphic works by Tanguy, including mixed mediums, collages, and drawings, with an emphasis on the artist's prints and highlighting peculiar aspects of Surrealism that connect Tanguy's work to that of his contemporaries.
The Graphic Work of Yves Tanguy 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

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