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Surrealist Calendar

Current and upcoming exhibitions in galleries and museums


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 10, 2018 -
Jul 15, 2018
Duchamp, Magritte, Dali: Revolutionary artists from the 20th century

Palacio de Gaviria, Madrid

Over 180 works on loan from the Israel Museum's magnificent collection formed by the legendary Arturo Schwarz. This exhibition also notably reconstructs Dali's Mae West room and the installation 1,200 Sacks of Coal originally created by Duchamp for the 1938 International Exhibition of Surrealism.
Duchamp, Magritte, Dali: Revolutionary artists from the 20th century Exhibition

Mar 10, 2018 -
Jul 22, 2018
Joan Miro: Materiality and Metamorphosis

Palazzo Zabarella, Padua

85 paintings, sculptures, sobreteixims, collages, and drawings spanning 1924 to 1981. These works, owned by the Portugese State, are being shown outside of Portugal for the first time.
Exhibition: Joan Miro: Materiality and Metamorphosis

May 05, 2018 -
Jul 31, 2018
Roberto Sebastian Matta: Forms of Dream

Galleria d'Arte Maggiore, Bologna

Paintings, mixed media works, and bronze sculptures in this monographic exhibition.
Exhibition - Roberto Sebastian Matta: Forms of Dream

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

Moderna Museet, Stockholm

The first monographic exhibition 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

Jun 07, 2018 -
Aug 17, 2018
A Home for Surrealism: Fantastic Painting in Midcentury Chicago

Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago

An in-depth exploration of a select group of painters - Gertrude Abercrombie, Dorothea Tanning, John Wilde, Julia Thecla, Harold Noecker, and Julio de Diego - who planted domestic roots for the surrealist idiom in the 1940s and 1950s working in and around Chicago.
A Home for Surrealism: Fantastic Painting in Midcentury Chicago Exhibition

Apr 28, 2018 -
Aug 20, 2018
Couples modernes

Centre Pompidou-Metz, Metz

Surrealist couples figure prominently in this mix of visual arts, architecture, design, cinema, and literature from the first half of the twentieth century, looking into creative pair-work and the mechanisms of an artistic companionship: does each approach dissolve into one, are they complementary or do they oppose each other?
Exhibition - Couples modernes

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

Jun 02, 2018 -
Sep 09, 2018
Odilon Redon: La litterature et la musique

Kroller-Muller Museum, Netherlands

Consisting of 167 works from an important private collection, the museum's own extensive Redon holdings and a number of loans from other public and private collections, Redon's paintings, pastels, drawings and lithographs show the important role that literature and music played in his life and work.
Exhibition - Odilon Redon: La litterature et la musique

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

May 19, 2018 -
Oct 28, 2018
Rene Magritte: The Fifth Season

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco

Featuring more than 70 artworks in nine immersive, thematic galleries, here is the first exhibition to look exclusively at Magritte's late career, examining his most important bodies of work from the 1940s through the 1960s, and showing how they marked a fundamental shift in painting from Modernism to our own time.
Exhibition - Rene Magritte: The Fifth Season

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 09, 2018 -
Dec 09, 2018
Dali: Poetics of the Small, 1929-1936

Meadows Museum, Dallas

The first exhibition of Dali to focus solely on his small-format works created during the eight year period that may be the apex of his artistic career. Nearly half of the approximately 200 known paintings completed by the artist during this time measure 13 inches or smaller.
Exhibition - Dali: Poetics of the Small, 1929-1936

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

Oct 02, 2018 -
Jan 07, 2019
Dorothea Tanning

Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid

First venue of this major survey of Tanning's career curated by Alyce Mahon.
Exhibition: Dorothea Tanning

Sep 02, 2018 -
Jan 13, 2019
Balthus

Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel

This retrospective exhibition to the legendary artist Balthasar Klossowski de Rola (1908-2001), known as Balthus, is the first exhibition of Balthus's art in a Swiss museum since 2008 and the first comprehensive presentation of his work anywhere in German-speaking Switzerland.
Exhibition - Balthus

Oct 20, 2018 -
Jan 13, 2019
Monsters & Myths: Surrealism and War in the 1930s and 1940s

Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT

Building on the Wadsworth Atheneum's storied history as the first American museum to exhibit Surrealist art, here is the first major exhibition to focus on the interrelationship between Surrealism and war in both Europe and America during this period.
Exhibition - Monsters & Myths: Surrealism and War in the 1930s and 1940s

Oct 03, 2018 -
Feb 04, 2019
Joan Miro: The Color of My Dreams

Grand Palais, Paris

~250 major works including paintings, drawings, ceramics and sculptures spanning nearly seven decades in this blockbuster retrospective.
Joan Miro: The Color of My Dreams Exhibition

Oct 09, 2018 -
Feb 17, 2019
Fantastic!: Alfred Kubin and the Blue Rider

Lenbachhaus, Munich

Curated by Annegret Hoberg, this groundbreaking exhibition presents a rich selection of works, documents, and photographs to examine the specific relationships between Kubin and the other artists in the Blue Rider.
Exhibition - Fantastic!: Alfred Kubin and the Blue Rider

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

Feb 26, 2019 -
Jun 09, 2019
Dorothea Tanning

Tate Modern, London

Second venue of this major survey of Tanning's career curated by Alyce Mahon.
Exhibition: Dorothea Tanning








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