The new Dali Museum is a one of a kind, iconic beacon of the arts scene in downtown St. Petersburg. Dali's art, at once classically-based and provocatively imaginative, resonates in the geometry of the concrete and the astonishing flow of glass from the fractured center of the building. Entertain the possibility of the fantastical as the place and the art invite you to look beyond.
Enjoy a colorful walk through the works of the brilliantly eccentric Dali Museum in St. Petersburg’s stunning downtown setting. The museum's building has been deemed “one of the top buildings to see before you die” and contains hundreds of masterpieces by the incredible, albeit eccentric, artist.
Salvador Dalí is one of the most renowned artists in the world. At the Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, 90 minutes from Orlando and 15 minutes from the Gulf beaches, you will experience the world’s largest collection of his artwork outside of Spain.
The Dali Museum boasts an incredible permanent collection within 20,000 square feet of gallery space. Ninety-six oil paintings, select drawings, fine prints, photographs, videos and surreal objects by Salvador Dali are boldly showcased in a lavish display that is rivaled only by the Dali Museum in Figueres, Spain.
The Dali Museum features a distinctive glass structure and a labyrinthine garden, complete with stunning views of St. Petersburg’s waterfront. Discover enriching events for families and adults. Enjoy complimentary docent tours and audio tours for children and adults. Explore the outdoor gardens; dine in the Spanish-themed café! But above all, allow plenty of time to explore the work of Salvador Dali.
Dali on the Waterfront
An afternoon at the Dali Museum makes for a unique learning experience for travelers of any age or background. This collection sheds light on the life and genius of the Spanish artist behind the controversial paintings that have titillated the art world for nearly a century.
Visitors will learn about Dali's escape from Europe during the terrors of World War II, along with his transitions through various mediums and genres, including Impressionism, Cubism, and Surrealism.
Collection highlights include Dali’s “Self Portrait” (1921), “Cadaques” (1923), “Puzzle of Autumn” (1935), “Portrait of My Sister” (1923), “Girl with Curls” (1926), “Basket of Bread” (1926) “The Disintegration of the Persistence of Memory” (1952-1954), “The Hallucinogenic Toreador” (1969-1970), and dozens of other masterpieces.
The galleries at the Dali Museum highlight not only the artwork, but also the stunning panoramic view of Tampa Bay.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday 10:00 am-5:30 pm;
Thursday and Friday 10:00 am-8:00 pm;
Sunday 12:00 noon-5:30 pm
Check the website for extended hours during the holidays and summer.
Parking in the museum lot is $5.
Take I-275 to Exit 22 in St. Petersburg. Follow I-175 East to its end at the light on 4th Street South. Continue straight on Dali Boulevard to the Museum's entrance on the left.
From Orlando, Take I-4 West to I-275 South to Exit 22 (left exit) onto 175 East in St. Petersburg. Follow to I-175 East (left exit) to its end at the light on 5th Ave South. Continue straight on Dali Boulevard (5th Ave South) to the Museum entrance on the left.
Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) http://www.psta.net
St. Petersburg Trolley Downtown Looper http://www.loopertrolley.com/
PSTA's Central Avenue Trolley http://www.psta.net/CAT.php
Comments about Smart Destinations Dali Museum:
Use a docent. It really gives insight into what Dali was trying to convey. Weird but awesome works.