July 1-Sept. 4
One of the most prominent Spanish surrealist painters of the 20th century, Salvador Dali is best known for his striking and dream-like imagery and his flamboyant mustache. More than 200 of Dali’s works will be brought to the Kyoto Museum of Art for this major show that includes “The Accommodation of Desire” and his famous melting clocks of “The Persistence of Memory.”
One of the highlights is Dali’s masterpiece “Uranium and Atomica Melancholica Idyll,” a representation of war that was inspired by the World War II atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. In addition to his paintings, examples of Dali’s early writings, costumes and documentation of his filmmaking processes will be on show.
Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art; Okazaki Park, 124 Enshoji-cho, Okazaki, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto. Higashiyama Stn. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. ¥ 1,600. Closed Mon. 050-5542-8600; www2.city.kyoto.lg.jp/bunshi/kmma/en