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Surrealist Calendar

Current and upcoming exhibitions in galleries and museums


Jun 23, 2017 -
Sep 10, 2017
Luise Straus-Ernst: Reconstruction

Wallraf-Richartz-Museum, Cologne

Often simply known as Max Ernst's first wife, Luise Straus-Ernst was one of the first female art historians in Germany to receive a doctorate, directed the Wallraf-Richartz-Museum during the First World War, was one of the Dadaists who stirred up the established art scene in Cologne, and was on the run from the Nazis for eleven years before they finally murdered her in Auschwitz in 1944. Here is a reconstuction of her 1917 exhibition on the subject of war with ~120 works from masters including Durer, Goltzius and Callot.
Luise Straus-Ernst Exhibition

Jun 28, 2017 -
Sep 17, 2017
Dreamers Awake

White Cube, London

A group show exploring the enduring influence of Surrealism through the work of more than fifty women artists, bringing together sculpture, painting, collage, photography and drawing from the 1930s to the present and including work by well-known Surrealist figures as well as contemporary and emerging artists.
Dreamers Awake Exhibition

Jul 03, 2017 -
Sep 24, 2017
The Spectre of Surrealism

Les Rencontres D'Arles, France

Surrealist photography in this loan exhibition from the Centre Pompidou, with works by Bellmer, Brassai, Cahun, Cartier-Bresson, Duchamp, Maar, Magritte, Orozco, Man Ray, Ubac, and a host of others.
The Spectre of Surrealism Exhibition

Sep 06, 2017 -
Sep 29, 2017
Les Mysteres de la chambre noir: Photographic Surrealism, 1920-1950

ubu gallery, New York

An exhibition of photographic images by 33 avant-garde artists who experimented with surrealist methods, utilizing techniques including photomontage, multiple exposures, combined negatives, brulage, photograms and disarming juxtaposition.
Les Mysteres de la chambre noir: Photographic Surrealism, 1920-1950 Exhibition

Jul 07, 2017 -
Oct 14, 2017
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.
Gala Dali Exhibition

Jul 15, 2017 -
Oct 15, 2017
Art et Liberté: Rupture, War and Surrealism in Egypt (1938-1948)

Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Dusseldorf

The first monographic show on the activity of the Art et Liberté Group, a collective of artists working out of Cairo during WWII, with more than 200 works from around 50 collections in 12 different countries, including paintings, works on paper, prints, photographs, films, books, and archival documents.
Surrealism in Egypt 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

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

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








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