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Photo Diary: In Wonderland, surrealist women at LACMA.

Las dos Fridas, 1939, by Frida Kahlo.

Rainy Day Canape, 1970, by Dorothea Tanning.

I Have No Shadow, 1940, by Kay Sage.

LACMA has a beguilingly weird show of surrealist artists up: In Wonderland: The Surrealist Adventures of Women in Mexico and the United States tracks surreal art in North America during the middle years of the 20th century. There’s some freaky dark stuff in the show (including a picture by Lee Miller that show mastectomied breasts on a plate). But it also has its charmingly bizarre parts (love the Tanning stuffed couch piece above). And it includes little-known works by well-known artists. Definitely worth it if you’re looking for something out of the ordinary.

In Wonderland is up through May 6th.

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In the Box-Horizontal, 1962, by Ruth Bernhard. Part of the exhibit In Wonderland: The Surrealist Adventures of Women Artists in Mexico and the United States, at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, opening this Sunday. (Image courtesy of the Ruth Bernard Archive, Princeton University Art Museum.)