Surrealism is one of the most popular and well-known 20th-century art movements. Its chaotic and mysterious imagery, inspired by dreams, fantasies, and the unconscious influenced not only generations of artists but writers and filmmakers as well as fashion, and game design.

Dating mainly from the 1930s to the 1960s and featuring drawing, collage, and various printmaking techniques, many of the works in this exhibition include takes on the human body. In the hands of these artists, faces expand and float, limbs twist and dance, and people turn into monsters, machines, animals, and things in between. Artists in the exhibition include Salvador Dali, Joan Miro, Louise Bourgeois, and Dorothea Tanning, among many others.