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Surrealist Calendar

Current and upcoming exhibitions in galleries and museums


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

Salvador Dali Museum, St. Petersburg, FL

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

Nov 11, 2017 -
Feb 18, 2018
Cecile Reims: D'apres Hans Bellmer

Panorama Museum, Bad Frankenhausen

Between 1967 and 1975, the engraver Cecile Reims engraved more than two hundred prints after drawings by Hans Bellmer. The results of their fruitful collaboration is presented here with an overview showcasing Bellmer's collection d'apres supplemented with unique creations by Reims.
Cecile Reims: D'apres Hans Bellmer 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

Sep 28, 2017 -
Mar 25, 2018
Bonjour | Au Revoir Surrealisme

LSU Museum of Art, Baton Rouge, LA

On loan from the family of master printer, painter, and poet Georges Visat, this exhibition is composed of over 60 prints by iconic Surrealist artists who collaborated with Visat's publishing house including works by Ernst, Tanning, Magritte, Man Ray, Bellmer, Matta, Bacon and others.
Bonjour | Au Revoir Surrealisme Exhibition

Dec 08, 2017 -
Mar 25, 2018
The Irrational and the Marvelous

Des Moines Art Center, Iowa

Curated by Jared Ledesma, here is an exhibition celebrating both Dada and Surrealism, and featuring the work of Dada icons Marcel Duchamp and Hannah Hoch, and surreal explorations by Leonora Carrington, Roberto Matta, and Dorothea Tanning, among others.
The Irrational and the Marvelous 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

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

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 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

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

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

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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