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Surrealist Calendar

Current and upcoming exhibitions in museums and galleries


May 06, 2023 -
Oct 01, 2023
Max Ernst in Gmünd

Kulturinitiative Gmünd, Austria

Curated by Julia Schuster and Dr. Erika Schuster.
Over 80 works, including lithographs, etchings, frottages, collages and sculptures spanning from the 1920s to the 1970s.
Exhibition - Max Ernst in Gmünd

Sep 06, 2023 -
Oct 07, 2023
Alice Rahon and Ranu Mukherjee: Time Warriors

Gallery Wendi Norris (Offsite), New York

~20 mixed media artworks spanning the mid-20th and early 21st centuries, depicting how both artists innovate across media to further investigate their themes.
Exhibition - Alice Rahon and Ranu Mukherjee: Time Warriors

May 04, 2023 -
Oct 08, 2023
Max Ernst: Mondes Magiques, Mondes Libérés

Hôtel de Caumont, Aix-en-Provance

Curated by Martina Mazzotta and Jurgen Pech.
~120 works retracing the career of this ingenious artist and highlighting his close links with nature, games, magic, and freedom.
Exhibition - Max Ernst: Mondes Magiques, Mondes Libérés

May 27, 2023 -
Oct 22, 2023
Where Ideas Come From: Dalí's Drawings

The Dalí Museum, Florida

Curated by Peter Tush.
~100 rarely seen works on paper from The Dali Museum's permanent collection, spanning the entire length of his creative life, from 1916 through 1974, in a variety of media, including pencil, pen, charcoal, watercolor, gouache, and more.
Exhibition - Where Ideas Come From: Dalí's Drawings

Jun 24, 2023 -
Oct 22, 2023
Variétés: Photography and the Avant-Garde

Huis Marseille, Amsterdam

Presenting a special collection of avant-garde and surrealist photographs dating from the 1920s, rediscovered thirty years ago amongst more than 150,000 press photos owned by the Flemish daily newspaper Vooruit, miraculously surviving the intervening years.
Exhibition - Variétés: Photography and the Avant-Garde

Apr 28, 2023 -
Oct 29, 2023
Oscar Domínguez: La conquista del mundo por la imagen

Tenerife Espacio de las Artes, Canary Islands

Curated by Isidro Hernandez.
Over 70 works by this key figure of the surrealist adventure in the 20th century, including many of his most prized works from the 1930s, exhibited alongside other surrealists including Hans Bellmer, Victor Brauner, Andre Breton, Leonora Carrington, Gordon Onslow-Ford, Jacques Herold, Georges Hugnet, Marcel Jean, Wifredo Lam, Dora Maar, Rene Magritte, Andre Masson, Roberto Matta, Yves Tanguy, Remedios Varo, et al.
Exhibition - Oscar Domínguez: La conquista del mundo por la imagen

May 27, 2023 -
Oct 29, 2023
Many are the Creatures... : New Acquisitions

Sammlung Scharf-Gerstenberg, Berlin

Curated by Kyllikki Zacharias.
To mark a generous gift, the Sammlung Scharf-Gerstenberg's new collection presentation puts the spotlight on 30 works by Swiss Surrealist Max von Moos (1903-1979) as well as new acquisitions of others by Hannah Höch (1889-1978), Unica Zürn (1916-1970) and contemporary artist Fatos Irwen.
Exhibition - Many are the Creatures... : New Acquisitions

May 21, 2023 -
Oct 31, 2023
Surréalisme et Alchimie

Centre international du Surréalisme - Maisons André Breton et Émile Joseph-Rignault, Saint-Cirq-Lapopie, France

A corpus of works, plates and iconographies of an alchemical nature inherited from the 16th to the 19th century in this exhibition exploring the relationship between alchemy and the surrealist imagination with artists including Victor Brauner, André Breton, Jorge Camacho, Leonora Carrington, Salvador Dali, Marcel Duchamp, Jacques Hérold, Ghérasim Luca, Roberto Matta, Mimi Parent, Benjamin Péret, Jan Svankmajer, Eva Svankmajerova, Toyen, and many others.
Exhibition - Surréalisme et Alchimie

Aug 15, 2023 -
Oct 31, 2023
Night Blooming Prophecy: The Surrealism of Stephen Robeson Miller

Stevenson Library at Bard College, New York

Curated by Dr. Susan L. Aberth.
Exhibition - Night Blooming Prophecy: The Surrealism of Stephen Robeson Miller

Jul 01, 2023 -
Nov 05, 2023
Man Ray: Maitre des Lumieres

Palais Lumieres, Evian

Curated by Robert Rocca and Pierre-Yves Butzbach.
Exhibition - Man Ray: Maitre des Lumieres

Jul 16, 2023 -
Nov 05, 2023
Leonor Fini-Fabrizio Clerici: Insomnia

Mart (Museo di arte moderna), Rovereto, Italy

Curated by Denis Isaia and Giulia Tulino from an idea by Vittorio Sgarbi.
400 paintings, photographs, videos, costumes, and props tracing the entire careers of these two painters, illustrators, set/costume designers, and friends, interspersed with works by influences and contemporaries including Giorgio de Chirico, Alberto Savinio, Stanislao Lepri, Eugène Berman, and Pavel Tchelitchew.
Exhibition - Leonor Fini-Fabrizio Clerici: Insomnia

Jul 08, 2023 -
Nov 19, 2023
Man Ray: Le Beau Temps

La Banque, Ville D'Hyeres, France

The essential rayograms, solarizations, fashion photos, works executed under the patronage of the Viscount Charles de Noailles and his wife Marie-Laure de Noailles as well as portraits of surrealist and avant-garde artists.
Exhibition - Man Ray: Le Beau Temps

Jul 29, 2023 -
Nov 27, 2023
Remedios Varo: Science Fictions

Art Institute Chicago, Chicago

Curated by Teresa Arcq and Caitlin Haskell.
~25 paintings from the height of her career in the 1950s and early 60s, plus drawings and archival materials in this first US solo museum exhibition since 2000, organised in partnership with the Museo de Arte Moderno in Mexico City.
Exhibition - Remedios Varo: Science Fictions

Aug 26, 2022 -
Dec 04, 2023
Frida Kahlo: Diego y Yo

Fundación Malba, Buenos Aires

The 1949 Diego y yo (Diego and I) and the 1942 Autorretrato con chango y loro (Self-portrait with monkey and parrot) paintings serve as centerpieces alongside a considerable collection of documents, including Frida Kahlo's photographs, letters and personal effects.
Exhibition - Frida Kahlo: Diego y Yo

Nov 11, 2023 -
Dec 22, 2023
Seeing Is Believing: Lee Miller and Friends

Gagosian, New York

Curated by Jason Ysenburg and Richard Calvocoressi.
Centering on the long, fruitful relationship between Miller and English Surrealist painter, collector, art historian, and Picasso biographer, Roland Penrose (1900-1984), here are works by both along with paintings, sculptures, photographs, and works on paper by Joseph Cornell, Max Ernst, Dora Maar, Man Ray, Henry Moore, Valentine Penrose, and Pablo Picasso as well as letters, albums, and ephemera that trace a history of interconnected lives and relationships.
Exhibition - Seeing Is Believing: Lee Miller and Friends

Sep 01, 2023 -
Jan 01, 2024
Documentary/Anti-Graphic: A Surrealist Eye on Photographs

Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia

Curated by Peter Barberie, The Brodsky Curator of Photographs, Alfred Stieglitz Center.
Exploring a pair of terms devised by the pioneering art dealer Julien Levy, who championed photography as an art form from the 1930s onward, insisting that surrealism is not a movement or style but a point of view.
Exhibition - Documentary/Anti-Graphic: A Surrealist Eye on Photographs

Sep 09, 2023 -
Jan 07, 2024
Leonora Carrington: Writer, Painter, Visionary

The Dalí Museum, St. Petersburg, Florida

Curated by Peter Tush.
Highlighting Carrington's written work, time as a painter and personal life, this exhibition will include a display of the artist's books, photographs, digital versions of her paintings and a suite of etchings.
Exhibition - Leonora Carrington: Writer, Painter, Visionary

Sep 23, 2023 -
Jan 07, 2024
Connecticut Modern: Art, Design, and the Avant-Garde, 1930-1960

Bruce Museum, Connecticut

Coinciding with the arrival from Paris in Roxbury of sculptor Alexander Calder and his wife Louisa in 1933 and the political climate in Europe, transplanted Parisian artists transformed Connecticut into a Surrealist capital-in-exile...
Exhibition - Connecticut Modern: Art, Design, and the Avant-Garde, 1930-1960

Sep 27, 2023 -
Jan 15, 2024
Fantastic Animals

Louvre Lens, Lens, France

Curated by Hélène Bouillon.
Over 250 works - sculptures, paintings and objets d'art, as well as films and music - ranging from Antiquity to the present day, offering a journey through time and space, retracing the history of the most famous of these animals through their legends, their powers and their habitats.
Exhibition - Fantastic Animals

Sep 14, 2023 -
Jan 21, 2024
Death and the Devil: The Fascination with Horror

Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf

Curated by Westrey Page.
120 works ranging from classical painting and sculpture to elaborate installations, spanning the fantastical demons of the Renaissance admonishing sinful behaviour, to the landscapes of Romanticism steeped in ruin and shadows, to the suspenseful figures lurking in early 20th-century horror films.
Exhibition - Death and the Devil: The Fascination with Horror

Oct 07, 2023 -
Jan 21, 2024
A Surreal Shock: Masterpieces from Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

ARoS, Denmark

A trove of masterpieces on loan from the (renovating) Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen including works by Dali, Magritte, Ernst, Miro, Duchamp, Man Ray, Carrington, Delvaux, and many others.
Exhibition - A Surreal Shock: Masterpieces from Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

Nov 05, 2023 -
Feb 04, 2024
Frida Kahlo: Her photos

Opelvillen, Rüsselsheim, Germany

Curated by Pablo Ortiz Monasterio.
Over 200 photographs from Kahlo's extensive personal collection, unknown until very recently, of images which served her as memories, a source of inspiration, and as work materials.
Exhibition - Frida Kahlo: Her photos

Nov 06, 2023 -
Feb 18, 2024
Lee Miller in Print

Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam

Curated by Saskia van Kampen-Prein.
~100 historical magazines, vintage prints, films, archival materials and much more, including numerous previously unknown examples of Miller's work in the archives of dozens of magazines.
Exhibition - Lee Miller in Print

Nov 04, 2023 -
Feb 25, 2024
Surrealist Lee Miller

Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne

Curated by Antony Penrose.
Curated by her son, here are 100 photographs from across Miller's remarkable career in the first Australian survey of her work, spanning her early portrait and fashion photography in New York and Paris, landscape and architecture, her coverage of the horrors of the Second World War, and her extraordinary creative circle - which included Man Ray, Picasso, Max Ernst, Dora Maar and many others - revealing Miller's surrealist eye and deep involvement in the world around her.
Exhibition - Surrealist Lee Miller

Oct 10, 2023 -
Mar 03, 2024
Inner Worlds: Sigmund Freud and Art

Kunsthalle Tübingen, Germany

Curated by Dr. Nicole Fritz and Monika Pessler.
Tracing the reception of Freudian theories in art from the 20th century to the present day: from creative processes at the beginning of the last century that sought to materialize inner worlds to the existentialist approaches of the post-war period through to the conceptual art of the 1980s and feminist positions of postmodernism, which sometimes also critically reflect on the legacy of the thinker of psychoanalysis in the language of art.
Exhibition - Inner Worlds: Sigmund Freud and Art

Oct 14, 2023 -
Mar 18, 2024
Marcel Duchamp and the Lure of the Copy

Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice

Curated by Paul B. Franklin.
The centerpiece of this exhibition is the Box in a Valise (1935-41), a portable museum of 69 miniature replicas and reproductions of Duchamp's work, which Peggy Guggenheim acquired from the artist in 1941 along with major loans from Italian and American museums and several important private collections, including ~30 artworks from a private collection in Venice.
Exhibition - Marcel Duchamp and the Lure of the Copy

Dec 12, 2023 -
Apr 28, 2024
Myth and Massacre: Ernst Wilhelm Nay and André Masson

Sammlung Scharf-Gerstenberg, Berlin

This exhibition focuses on the artistic relationship between the Surrealist Masson, born in 1896 in France, and Nay, born in Berlin in 1902, whose art would soon move away from figurative representation, becoming an icon of Modernist abstraction in post-war West Germany.
Exhibition - Myth and Massacre: Ernst Wilhelm Nay and André Masson

Dec 09, 2023 -
Jun 02, 2024
Surrealism at the Harn: A Centennial Celebration

Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, Florida

Curated by Dr. Rachel Silveri.
Marking the 100th anniversary of the Surrealist movement, this exhibition features over 35 works by 26 artists, including Gertrude Abercrombie, Salvador Dalí, Max Ernst, Lee Krasner, Wifredo Lam, René Magritte, Roberto Matta, and many others.
Exhibition - Surrealism at the Harn: A Centennial Celebration

Sep 04, 2024 -
Jan 24, 2025
Surréalisme: L'exposition du centenaire

Centre Pompidou, Paris

Exhibition - Surréalisme: L'exposition du centenaire








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