press release

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen is proud to present Mad About Surrealism, an unprecedented survey of the Surrealist movement with masterpieces from four famous European collections. The majority of the works have rarely or never been exhibited publicly and will disappear behind closed doors again at the end of May 2017.

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen’s spring 2017 exhibition explores the magical world of Surrealism. In partnership with renowned museums in Edinburgh and Hamburg, the museum is showing how artists such as Salvador Dalí, Max Ernst, René Magritte and Joan Miró used their passion and imagination to subvert everyday reality.

The 200 artworks and 150 archival documents in the exhibition are from four superb private collections, which have been brought together for the first time.

This internationally travelling exhibition was developed in close collaboration with two renowned international art museums: the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh and the Hamburger Kunsthalle. Artists in the exhibition

Eileen Agar, Jean Arp, Hans Bellmer, André Breton, Leonora Carrington, Giorgio de Chirico, Salvador Dalí, Paul Delvaux, Marcel Duchamp, Paul Éluard, Max Ernst, Leonor Fini, Alberto Giacometti, Hannah Höch, Georges Hugnet, Valentine Hugo, Edward James, René Magritte, Man Ray, André Masson, Joan Miró, Henry Moore, Paul Nash, Roland Penrose, Francis Picabia, Pablo Picasso, Kurt Schwitters, Yves Tanguy, Dorothea Tanning.