Current and Upcoming Exhibitions

The installation piece Hôtel du Pavot, Chambre 202 (Poppy Hotel, Room 202) (1970-73) is included in the exhibition
“An Imagined Museum. Works from the Centre Pompidou, the Tate and the MMK” at the MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt am Main through September 11, 2016, which will also travel to the Centre Pompidou, Paris, October 21, 2016 - March 27, 2017. 


“Surreal Encounters: Collecting the Marvelous,” which will bring together some of the finest Surrealist works of art from the legendary private collections of Edward James, Roland Penrose, Gabrielle Keiller, and Ulla and Heiner Pietzsch, will be on view at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh through September 11, 2016.  The show will then travel to the Hamburger Kunsthalle in Fall 2016 and the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, in Spring 2017.  



"Making & Unmaking: An Exhibition Curated by Duro Olowu" at Camden Arts Centre, London is on view through September 18, 2016.  The exhibition features the soft sculpture Étreinte (1969) and the painting/collage Glad Nude with Paws (1978).


New Publications

A Public Space has just published a portfolio of Dorothea Tanning's writings in its Spring 2016 issue.  Entitled "Dreams of A Year," this selection focuses on the period
c. 1947, when she was living in Sedona, Arizona, and includes the short story "Dream It Or Leave It" (an English translation of "Rêvez-le ou ne le lisez pas" that was first published in French in 1947), journal notes, and letters to artists Muriel Streeter and Joseph Cornell. 

Ongoing Projects

We are looking for information about a number of paintings in the effort to fully document Dorothea Tanning's work for a catalogue raisonné.  If you have seen any of these paintings, please contact us.

Sailor's Dream (1943)

Tempête en Blanc (Tempest in White) (1947) 

Bon Soir