Angels of Anarchy: Women Artists and Surrealism
By Manchester Art Gallery
posted: 08-11-09
Lenora Carrington, Bird Bath
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Manchester Art Gallery's major new exhibition offers a rare opportunity to see outstanding works by women artists including Frida Kahlo and Lee Miller from public and private collections around the globe.

Women played a huge, but at the time not fully recognised, part in the Surrealist movement. Only recently has an appreciation grown of how crucial women’s contributions were in this movement. Artists such as Meret Oppenheim, Frida Kahlo, Lee Miller, Leonora Carrington and Francesca Woodman are heroines and role models to a whole generation of women – not just artists.

Angels of Anarchy is the first major group exhibition of 20th century women Surrealist artists ever to be held in Europe. Featuring over 100 well known and rarely seen artworks in a variety of media including painting, print-making, sculpture, photography and film, this exhibition will extend and enhance the understanding of these artists’ radical and sometimes still shocking work.

Manchester Art Gallery is the only UK venue for the exhibition, offering a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the work of so many women Surrealists displayed together.

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