Giorgio de Chirico
Desire Unbound. A central theme of Surrealism, a major artistic movement of the 20th century, was desire in its many manifestations. This exhibition will present the richness and diversity of this obsessive but very human and constant theme through more than 300 paintings, sculpture, drawings, prints, photographs and films.
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Exhibition Hall, 2nd floor
A central theme of Surrealism, a major artistic movement of the 20th century, was desire in its many manifestations. The first major survey of Surrealism in more than 20 years, this exhibition will present the richness and diversity of this obsessive but very human and constant theme through more than 300 paintings, sculpture, drawings, prints, photographs, and films.
The selection ranges in date from the decade anticipating the first manifestations of Surrealism in 1924 to more recent years. Artists represented include Giorgio de Chirico, Joseph Cornell, Salvador DalÃ, Marcel Duchamp, Max Ernst, Alberto Giacometti, Arshile Gorky, RenÃ© Magritte, Man Ray, AndrÃ© Masson, Joan MirÃ³, and Pablo Picasso.
Many of the icons of the Surrealist dream will be displayed as well as important works by artists not yet widely known. The achievement of women associated with the Surrealists, sometimes overlooked in previous surveys, will be strongly represented by painters such as Leonora Carrington, Frida Kahlo, and Dorothea Tanning.
The exhibition is made possible in part by Jane and Robert Carroll. The exhibition has been organized by Tate Modern, London. An indemnity has been granted by the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street New York, NY 10028-0198
Friday and Saturday 9:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Sunday 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday Wednesday Thursday 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.