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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

Aug 25, 2020 -
May 07, 2022
Women, Surrealism, and Abstraction

Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Utah

Drawn exclusively from the Museum collection, this exhibition endeavors to look beyond typical art historical boundaries and to begin to lay claim to a more holistic and complex view of art history -- one that includes parties left out because of aesthetic biases based on a system of privileged white male patrimony.
Exhibition - Women, Surrealism, and Abstraction

Jan 29, 2022 -
May 07, 2022
Eileen Agar: Angel of Anarchy

Leeds Art Gallery, United Kingdom

Curated by Laura Smith.
The largest exhibition of Agar's work to date, bringing together over 100 paintings, collages, photographs, assemblages and archive material, much of which has been rarely exhibited, to chart the development of her uniquely spirited style.
Exhibition - Eileen Agar: Angel of Anarchy

Nov 09, 2019 -
May 08, 2022
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Marcel Duchamp: The Barbara and Aaron Levine Collection

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.

Organized by Evelyn Hankins.
Exhibition celebrating the recent gift of more than fifty major historical artworks, including over thirty-five seminal works by Marcel Duchamp, promised to the Hirshhorn by Washington, DC, collectors Barbara and Aaron Levine.
Exhibition - Marcel Duchamp: The Barbara and Aaron Levine Collection

Feb 12, 2022 -
May 08, 2022
The Savage Eye

Munchmuseet, Oslo

Exploring the idea of the unconscious and focusing on the relationship between Surrealism and some of the most important Symbolist artists, including Paul Gauguin, Odilon Redon, August Strindberg, Edvard Munch and Auguste Rodin.
Exhibition - The Savage Eye

Feb 19, 2022 -
May 15, 2022
Supernatural America: The Paranormal in American Art

Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN

The first museum exhibition to broadly examine the relationship between American artists and the supernatural, featuring well-known artists together with many who have been overlooked, this exhibition is interdisciplinary, multicultural, and multimedia.
Exhibition - Supernatural America: The Paranormal in American Art

Feb 11, 2022 -
May 22, 2022
From Fauvism to Surrealism: Masterpieces from the Musée d'Art Moderne de Paris

Guggenheim Bilbao, Spain

Curated by Fabrice Hergott.
~70 masterpieces by significant artists illustrating the history of the MAM collection, organized chronologically over three successive sections. The exhibition begins with Fauvism and Cubism; followed by the generation of international artists who gave birth to the School of Paris during the interwar period; and finally a presentation of artists involved with Surrealism, led by the poet André Breton since its founding in 1924 in its historical home of Paris.
Exhibition - From Fauvism to Surrealism: Masterpieces from the Musée d'Art Moderne de Paris

Apr 03, 2022 -
May 22, 2022
Dorothea Tanning: Printmaker

Farley's House, East Sussex, UK

During her twenty years in France, Tanning, a cherished friend of Lee Miller and Roland Penrose, produced more than one hundred prints, ensuring that she always worked with extremely skillful, renowned printers. This selling exhibition presents graphic works spanning the artist's career.
Exhibition - Dorothea Tanning: Printmaker

Apr 02, 2022 -
May 28, 2022
Aube Elléouët | Intrusion - Collages

Tinta nos Nervos, Lisbon

Exquisite collages in a selling exhibition by this French Surrealist.
Exhibition - Aube Elléouët | Intrusion - Collages

Apr 12, 2022 -
May 28, 2022
Man Ray: Exposition de Peintures & Objets

Cahiers D'Art, Paris

Curated by Eva Meyer-Zerbib.
This exhibition reimagines Man Ray's exhibition at Cahiers d'Art in 1935.
Exhibition - Man Ray: Exposition de Peintures & Objets

Jan 28, 2022 -
May 29, 2022
Dali - Freud

Lower Belvedere, Vienna

Curated by Jaime Brihuega.
Comprehensive exhibition dedicated to the momentous first and only meeting between Dali and Freud in London in Autumn 1938, showing the influence of the psychoanalyst on Dali's work.
Exhibition - Dali - Freud

Apr 21, 2022 -
Jun 19, 2022
Man Ray and the Women

Nagano Art Museum, Japan

Curated by Marion Meyer.
Over 250 works, spanning a variety of mediums including photography, painting, sculpture, jewelry and documentation, and demonstrating Man Ray's ode to his muses as important figures in his oeuvre.
Exhibition - Man Ray and the Women

May 26, 2022 -
Jul 17, 2022
Grace Pailthorpe: Chance Encounters in Colour

Farley's House, East Sussex, UK

This exhibition will predominantly comprise Pailthorpe's late, incredibly vibrant watercolours, completed in the 1960s which explore her fascination with the subconscious, automatism and 'Psycho-morphology'.
Exhibition - Grace Pailthorpe: Chance Encounters in Colour

Mar 25, 2022 -
Jul 24, 2022
Toyen: An absolute divergence

National Gallery Prague, Prague   [2021-04-07 thru 2021-08-22]
Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg   [2021-09-24 thru 2022-02-13]
Musée d'Art Moderne de Paris, Paris   [2022-03-25 thru 2022-07-24]

Curated by Dr. Annabelle Görgen-Lammers, Annie Le Brun, Dr. Anna Pravdova.
The greatest Czech artist of the 20th century, though still all-too underrated, in the final leg of her three-venue retrospective.
Exhibition - Toyen: The Dreaming Rebel

Apr 16, 2022 -
Jul 24, 2022
Alfred Kubin: Confessions of a Tortured Soul

Leopold Museum, Vienna

The art of this great draftsman, illustrator and author appears more current today than ever before: for it was violence, wartime destruction, pandemics, natural disasters, the manipulation of the masses and other abysses of human existence that pervaded his highly narrational works. The oeuvre of this fantastical creator confronts us with pessimistic visions which - to quote Schopenhauer - delineate "the worst of all possible worlds".
Exhibition - Alfred Kubin: Confessions of a Tortured Soul

Feb 24, 2022
Aug 08, 2022
Surrealism Beyond Borders

Tate Modern, London   

Tracing Surrealism's impact and legacy from the 1920s to the late 1970s in places as diverse as Colombia, Czechoslovakia, Egypt, Japan, Korea, Mexico, the Philippines, Romania, Syria, Thailand, and Turkey.
Exhibition - Surrealism Beyond Borders

Apr 21, 2022 -
Aug 27, 2022
I Owe You: Claude Cahun/Marcel Moore

Alberta Pane Gallery, Venice

Curated by Silvia Mazzucchelli.
Photographs and books by Surrealist artist and writer Claude Cahun accompanied by a publication with texts by curators and researchers.
Exhibition - I Owe You: Claude Cahun/Marcel Moore

May 14, 2022 -
Sep 11, 2022
Herbert List: The Magic Eye

Bucerius Kunst Forum, Hamburg

The first int'l survey in over two decades of the work of this Hamburg-born photographer, spanning his entire career, from Surrealist works before 1945 in which he endeavoured to capture enigmatic and ambiguous aspects of reality, to his visions of life in antiquity and extensive pictorial accounts of non-European cultures, all the way to the male nudes with which List avowed his own homosexuality.
Exhibition - Herbert List: The Magic Eye

Mar 25, 2022 -
Sep 18, 2022
Meret Oppenheim: My Exhibition

Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern   [2021-10-22 thru 2022-02-13]
The Menil Collection, Houston   [2022-03-25 thru 2022-09-18]
Museum of Modern Art, New York   [2022-10-30 thru 2023-03-04]

Curated by Nina Zimmer (Bern), Natalie Dupêcher (Houston), and Anne Umland (New York).
The first major transatlantic retrospective for this most important Swiss artist of the 20th century, comprehensively presenting all phases of her work, including objects, paintings, drawings, sculpture commissions, and poems.
Exhibition - Meret Oppenheim: My Exhibition

Apr 09, 2022 -
Sep 26, 2022
Surrealism and Magic: Enchanted Modernity

Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice   [2022-04-09 thru 2022-09-26]
Museum Barberini, Potsdam   [2022-10-22 thru 2023-01-29]

Curated by Grazina Subelyte (Venice) & Daniel Zamani (Potsdam).
This exhibition explores the myriad ways in which magic and the occult informed the development of Surrealism, with ~90 works by over 20 artists, including Victor Brauner, Leonora Carrington, Giorgio de Chirico, Salvador Dali, Paul Delvaux, Max Ernst, Leonor Fini, Roberto Matta, Roland Penrose, Kay Sage, Kurt Seligmann, Yves Tanguy, Dorothea Tanning, and Remedios Varo et al.
Exhibition - Surrealism and Magic: Enchanted Modernity

Mar 31, 2022 -
Sep 30, 2022
Focus Exhibition: Magritte's Castle

The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

Curated by Efrat Aharon.
This exhibition will focus on the IMJ's monumental masterpiece The Castle of the Pyrenees, revealing the fascinating story behind its creation, as documented in the extensive correspondence between Magritte and his longtime friend and lawyer, Harry Torczyner, who commissioned the work.
Exhibition - Focus Exhibition: Magritte's Castle

May 05, 2022 -
Oct 16, 2022
SURREAL! Imagining New Realities

Sigmund Freud Museum, Vienna

Curated by Monika Pessler and Daniela Finzi.
~100 works from the fields of painting, photography, and literature explore the tense relationship between psychoanalysis and surrealism with artists including Hans Bellmer, Victor Brauner, Salvador Dali, Giorgio de Chirico, Max Ernst, Conroy Maddox, Andre Masson, Meret Oppenheim, Pablo Picasso, Alberto Savinio, Toyen (Marie Cermínová), Dorothea Tanning, among many others.
Exhibition - SURREAL! Imagining New Realities

Jul 23, 2022 -
Nov 06, 2022
The Supernatural in Art

Nassau County Museum of Art, New York

Art has access to worlds beyond the one we know. The supernatural has captivated artists from ancient spiritual myths and rites to the most popular fantasies of today. This exhibition summons a celestial realm of demons, ghosts and extra-sensory phenomena created by a host of artists spanning Old Masters, the Surrealists, photographers who specialize in the occult, and contemporary artists.
Exhibition - The Supernatural in Art

Apr 23, 2022 -
Nov 27, 2022
The Milk of Dreams

Biennale Arte 2022, Venice

Curated by Cecilia Alemani.
213 artists from 58 countries in this ambitious exhibition whose fulcrum is a gallery on the lower level of the Central Pavilion which features a collection of artworks by women artists of the historical avant-garde movements, including, among others, Eileen Agar, Leonora Carrington, Claude Cahun, Leonor Fini, Ithell Colquhoun, Dorothea Tanning, and Remedios Varo.
Exhibition - The Milk of Dreams

Oct 04, 2022 -
Feb 26, 2023
Max Ernst

Palazzo Reale, Milan

Curated by Martina Mazzotta and Jürgen Pech.
The first Ernst retrospective in Italy, with over 200 paintings, sculptures, drawings, engravings, books, jewelry, etc., sourced worldwide from foundations, private collections and museums.
Exhibition - Max Ernst

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