This St. Petersburg museum is too dalicious to pass up. Inside the dalightful structure are hundreds of dalicacies that will satisfy the most fervent fan of Surrealist art. Even for those with disdain for the artsy-fartsy, or people who just aren’t interested in dilly-Dali-ing around paintings, the waterfront location of the building…well, c’est magnifique! An afternoon at the Dali Museum makes for a unique learning experience for travelers of any age or background.
There’s no denying that the works of Salvador Dali are bizarre, but this collection sheds light on the life and ingenious mind of the Spanish artist behind the controversial and revered paintings that have titillated the art world for nearly a century. Visitors will learn about his escape from Europe during the terrors of World War II and his transitions through various mediums and genres, including Impressionism, Cubism, and Surrealism. The Dali Museum in St. Petersburg boasts an incredible permanent collection, including works held within 20,000 square feet of geometrically-sumptuous 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 a second Dali Museum located in Figueres, Spain. ¡Viva la Revelación! Shows the works in chronological sequence with focus given to the key works in the career of Dali, shown in ambient lighting. The main galleries at The Dali highlight not only the works of the man himself, but also the stunning panoramic view of Tampa Bay.
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.
For those who can’t get enough of Salvador Dali, objet d’art, prints, accessories and clothing are available for sale in the museum store. The Dali in St. Petersburg is the only attraction on Florida’s west coast to receive a three-star rating from Michelin, and has been dubbed “one of the top buildings you have to see before you die”. Don’t delay any longer, the works of Dali await!
Comments about Smart Destinations Dali Museum:
Use a docent. It really gives insight into what Dali was trying to convey. Weird but awesome works.
Parking in the museum lot is $5.
Present your Go Select pass at the Members Desk admission desk on the left as you walk in.
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