Last month I went downtown to the Palace of Fine Arts to see if there were any special exhibits going on.
There were two special shows. One of them was a rather large exhibit on surrealism presented in collaboration with the Museum Boijman Van Beuningen in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. I had never heard of the museum, but it has an enormous collection that ranges from medieval to contemporary art. It has one of the largest collections of surrealist art in the world. The museum is currently closed until 2029 for a major renovation, but some of its works were shipped to Mexico to be a part of this exhibit.
Surrealism draws on the unconscious mind to portray irrational, dream-like images presented in a realistic manner. I do not pretend to understand it, but I find it interesting.
Probably the most famous surrealist artist was the Spaniard Salvador Dalí. There are a number of his works in the show, all of them from the Rotterdam museum.