Date(s) - 22 Mar, 2023 - 30 Jul, 2023
9:30 am - 7:30 pm
MUDEC - Museo delle Culture
The new exhibition on Surrealism hosted at the MUDEC Museo delle Culture presents 180 works, including paintings, sculptures, drawings, documents and artefacts, all from the collection of the Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum. The venue of the Museum of Cultures lends itself perfectly as the ideal place to host initiatives aimed at stimulating dialogue and confrontation between different cultures.
As one of the most important museums in the Netherlands, the Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum is in dialogue with some works from the Permanent Collection of the MUDEC, recounting an entire artistic movement, not only through the works but also by delving into the theme.
The exhibition with the comprehensive title ‘Dalí, Magritte, Man Ray and Surrealism. Masterpieces from the Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum’ led to a selection of the collection, with a special focus on the Surrealists’ interest in non-Western cultures. On display are paintings, objects and works on paper, numerous rare books, periodicals and posters by important surrealist artists and writers.
Particular attention is given to exploring the fundamental themes on which Surrealist research focused – dream and reality, psyche, love and desire, a new model of beauty – and through works and publications by lesser-known authors provides the public with a 360-degree view of the Surrealist universe.