Curator's Tour: Dorothea Tanning

Dorothea Tanning Birthday 1942 Philadephia Museum of Arts. 125th Anniversary. Acquisition purchased with funds contributed by C. K. Williams, II, 1999

Join co-curator Alyce Mahon for this behind-the-scenes tour

An intimate tour of the first large-scale exhibition of Dorothea Tanning's work in 25 years. It will provide an in-depth overview of Tanning's life and artistic process, along with an expanded insight into many of the 100 works on display. Led by the exhibition's co-curator, Alyce Mahon.


Alyce Mahon is a Reader in Modern & Contemporary Art History at the University of Cambridge. The author of Surrealism and the Politics of Eros, 1938-1968 (2005) and Eroticism & Art (2005), her curatorial work and catalogue publications include Dorothea Tanning (Reina Sofia, Madrid, Oct. 3 2018-Jan. 6, 2019 & Tate Modern, Feb. 27–June 6, 2019), Leonor Fini: Theatre of Desire 1930-1990 (Museum of Sex, New York, Sept. 28, 2018-March 4, 2019), Dreamers Awake (White Cube, London, 2017), Silent Partners: Artist and Mannequin from Function to Fetish (Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge and Musée Bourdelle, Paris, 2015), The Institute of Sexology (The Wellcome Trust, London, 2014), Leonora Carrington (Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, 2013) and Angels of Anarchy: Women Artists and Surrealism (City Art Gallery, Manchester, 2009).​

Date & Time

28 April 2019 at 18.30–20.30