“Surrealism Beyond Borders” at the Tate Modern explores the global reach of the Surrealist movement with works by lesser-known artists from Osaka, Japan, and Bogotá, Colombia, juxtaposed with paintings by Dali, Miro and Magritte (free and ticketed admission to the museum and advance bookings are recommended; “Surrealism Beyond Borders” runs through August).
In King’s Cross, Britain’s first museum dedicated to L.G.B.T.Q. individuals, Queer Britain, opens May 5 with a display of paintings, photographs and paintings assembled by Matthew Storey, the art, design and L.G.B.T.Q. history curator for Historic Royal Palaces.
The Platinum Jubilee and other live events
Britain is celebrating the Platinum Jubilee, marking Queen Elizabeth as the first British monarch to spend 70 years on the throne, all year. But from June 2 to 5, events like “Trooping the Color,” a ceremonial parade featuring 1,400 soldiers, 200 horses, and 400 musicians, will be held. The parade will march from Buckingham Palace down the Mall with members of the royal family; among the other festivities that weekend are a concert at Buckingham Palace and a series of street parties.
Hotels are also celebrating. The Jubilee edition of the Berkeley’s “Prêt-à-Portea” features Her Majesty’s most iconic looks in petit fours and other pastries (£79 per person, available from May 30 to June 12) and on June 5, the Connaught will throw a Jubilee street party, with an English brass band, bunting and family-style tables offering tea sandwiches.
Other nonroyal, high-profile events welcoming spectators once again are the Chelsea Flower Show, (May 24 to 28); the Royal Ascot horse racing (June 14 to 18), and Wimbledon (June 27 to July 10).