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Surrealist Calendar

Current and upcoming exhibitions in museums and galleries

Jun 16, 2019 -
Beyond Realism: Dada and Surrealism

National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh

Over 40 works by 17 major artists exploring the two principal forms of Surrealist work: the first form is unpremeditated art that relies upon chance effects such as random mark-making and scraping, and the second form is the creation of apparently irrational images in a realistic style.
Exhibition - Beyond Realism: Dada and Surrealism

Feb 17, 2023 -
May 28, 2023
Victor Brauner: Inventions and Magic

National Museum of Art Timisoara, Romania

Curated by Camille Morando.
Over 100 paintings, drawings, sculptures, illustrations and documents covering Brauner's entire artistic output, including loans of over 50 exceptional works from the Center Pompidou and other major French museums.
Exhibition - Victor Brauner: Inventions and Magic

Feb 18, 2023 -
Jun 12, 2023
Salvador Dali: The Image Disappears

Art Institute Chicago, Chicago

Curated by Caitlin Haskell and Jennifer Cohen.
Focusing on the pivotal decade of the 1930s, when Salvador Dali emerged as the inventor of his own personal brand of Surrealism, this exhibition of 25 paintings, drawings, and surrealist objects considers Dali's work in light of two defining, if contradictory, impulses: an immense desire for visibility and the urge to disappear.
Exhibition - Salvador Dali: The Image Disappears

Mar 08, 2023 -
Jun 18, 2023

Musée Marmottan Monet, Paris

Curated by Patrick Mauriès.
Over 100 works, from private and public collections, brought together to (re)discover one of the first post-modern movements based on the questioning of abstraction and the return to the figure, including works by Christian Bérard, Pavel Tchelitchew, Eugene Berman, Leonid Berman, and Kristians Tonny.
Exhibition - Neo-Romantics

Apr 12, 2023 -
Jun 24, 2023
Stanislao Lepri

Galleria Tommaso Calabro, Milan

Over forty paintings and works on paper, retracing Lepri's career from his early years to when he met Leonor Fini and through the end of the 1970s.
Exhibition - Stanislao Lepri

Mar 12, 2023 -
Jun 25, 2023
Miniature Worlds: Joseph Cornell, Ray Johnson, Yayoi Kusama

Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY

Exploring the relationships between Joseph Cornell and two pioneering artists: Ray Johnson and Yayoi Kusama, this exhibition examines the prominent role Cornell played within the vast network of references and free-form associations that Johnson synthesized from his every-day life and also traces how Kusama turned to collage to evoke and commemorate Cornell.
Exhibition - Miniature Worlds: Joseph Cornell, Ray Johnson, Yayoi Kusama

May 11, 2023 -
Jul 01, 2023
Remedios Varo: Encuentros

Gallery Wendi Norris, San Francisco

~12 works in this Spanish artist's only second solo gallery exhibition since her death in 1963, including her last painting Naturaleza muerta resucitando (1963).
Exhibition - Remedios Varo: Encuentros

Mar 11, 2023 -
Jul 09, 2023
Man Ray: Opere 1912-1975

Palazzo Ducale, Genova

Over three hundred photographs, drawings, paintings, sculptures, and films by one of the greatest photographers of the last century as well as an extraordinary avant-garde painter, sculptor and director.
Exhibition - Man Ray: Opere 1912-1975

May 09, 2023 -
Jul 29, 2023
Kay Sage & Yves Tanguy: Ring of Iron, Ring of Wool

Helly Nahmad Gallery, New York

Curated by Victoria Noel-Johnson.
Featuring 60 artworks lent by museums, institutions and private collections, here is only the third joint show of their work ever to be organized.
Exhibition - Kay Sage & Yves Tanguy: Ring of Iron, Ring of Wool

Mar 22, 2023 -
Jul 30, 2023
Dalì, Magritte, Man Ray and Surrealism: Highlights from Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

MUDEC, Milan

Curated by Els Hoek with the collaboration of Alessandro Nigro.
180 paintings, sculptures, drawings, documents, and artifacts, all from the collection of one of the leading museums in the Netherlands - and their dialogue with some masterpieces from the MUDEC's Permanent Collection.
Exhibition - Dalì, Magritte, Man Ray and Surrealism: Highlights from Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

May 31, 2023 -
Spring Exhibition
Out of an Impasse: Bronze Sculptures by Max Ernst, 1934-1973

Kasmin, New York

This new online exhibition, drawn from the collection of Dorothea Tanning, assembles six key examples of Ernst's impressive work in bronze, unearthing the whimsical yet rigorous methodology by which the preeminent figure of Dada and Surrealism approached his sculpture practice.
Exhibition - Out of an Impasse: Bronze Sculptures by Max Ernst, 1934-1973

May 13, 2023 -
Aug 20, 2023
Beyond Dreams: Surrealism and Its Manifestations

Flint Institute of Arts, Michigan

Painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, and film featuring artworks by Surrealist artists such as Salvador Dali, Joan Miro, and Leonora Carrington, as well as contemporary artists, illustrating that the ideology, themes, and techniques of Surrealism are still alive today.
Exhibition - Beyond Dreams: Surrealism and Its Manifestations

Aug 26, 2022 -
Sep 01, 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

Apr 21, 2023 -
Sep 03, 2023
Hyperreal: Gray Foy

Menil Drawing Institute, Houston

Curated by Kirsten Marples.
This exhibition celebrates two recent gifts that have made the Menil Collection the foremost repository of Foy's extraordinarily meticulous work, spanning the entirety of his career, from his early Surrealist compositions to his later inventive botanical and geological renderings.
Exhibition - Hyperreal: Gray Foy

Mar 31, 2023 -
Sep 10, 2023 [catalog review]
Surréalisme au Féminin?

Musée de Montmartre Jardins Renoir, Paris

Curated by Alix Agret and Dominique Païni.
This exhibition explores the extent and various forms of involvement of female artists and poets in the Surrealist movement, featuring almost 150 works by fifty of these women, including Claude Cahun, Toyen, Dora Maar, Lee Miller, Meret Oppenheim, and Leonora Carrington, and highlight other, less well-known, figures such as Marion Adnams, Ithell Colquhoun, Grace Pailthorpe, Jane Graverol, Suzanne Van Damme, Rita Kernn-Larsen, Franciska Clausen, Josette Exandier, and Yahne Le Toumelin.
Exhibition - Surréalisme au Féminin?

Jun 02, 2023 -
Sep 10, 2023
Fantastic Surrealists

HALLE FÜR KUNST Steiermark, Graz, Austria

Curated by Sandro Droschl.
This exhibition explores works from the 1950's thru the 1980's by Austria's group of Fantastic Realists and considers their original significance and their continuing relevance.
Exhibition - Fantastic Surrealists

Apr 06, 2023 -
Sep 17, 2023
Mina Loy: Strangeness is Inevitable

Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Maine

Curated by Jennifer R. Gross.
Over 80 paintings, drawings, and constructions in the first monographic presentation of the art of Mina Loy, one of the more inscrutable artists and poets of the twentieth century.
Exhibition - Mina Loy: Strangeness is Inevitable

Mar 31, 2023 -
Sep 17, 2023
Molinier rose saumon

Frac Nouvelle-Aquitaine MÉCA, Bordeaux

Curated by Marie Canet, Emmanuelle Debur and Claire Jacquet.
Celebrating the 40th anniversary of this institution which began its collection in 1982 with the acquisition of around thirty works by Molinier. Also including works by Hans Bellmer, Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore, Clovis Trouille, Felix Labisse and many others.
Exhibition - Molinier rose saumon

Jun 10, 2023 -
Sep 24, 2023
Lee Miller: A Photographer between War and Glamour

Bucerius Kunst Forum, Hamburg

~150 photographs from the period 1929 to 1951 by one of the twentieth century's most versatile artists.
Exhibition - Lee Miller: A Photographer between War and Glamour

Jul 01, 2023 -
Sep 24, 2023
The Occult in the Thyssen-Bornemisza Collections

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid

Curated by Guillermo Solana.
~63 works from the museum's permanent collection as well as the private collections of various members of the Thyssen-Bornemisza family, revealing documented traces of the occult and divided into seven sections: Alchemy-Astrology-Demonology-Spiritism-Theosophy-Shamanism-Oneiromancy.
Exhibition - The Occult in the Thyssen-Bornemisza Collections

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

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

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

Aug 15, 2023 -
Oct 31, 2023
Stephen Robeson Miller

Stevenson Library at Bard College, New York

Curated by Dr. Susan L. Aberth.
Exhibition - 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 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

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

Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam

Exhibition - Lee Miller in Print

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

Sep 04, 2024 -
Jan 06, 2025
Surréalisme: L'exposition du centenaire

Centre Pompidou, Paris

Exhibition - Surréalisme: L'exposition du centenaire

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