What Is It?
Dalí Museum celebrates the life and work of Salvador Dalí (1904-1989). It exhibits art he produced through-out his career, biographical information tracking his achievements and archival information about the artist.
The museum hasits origins in A. Reynolds and Eleanor Morse’s extensive collection of Dalí’s artwork, which they compiled from 1940 to the mid-1970s. When they decided to donate the collection in the 1970s, the St. Petersburg community rallied to help find it a permanent home in the city. The museum opened in 1982. The number of donated works has increased ever since.
The museum’s new building opened in 2011. Many consider it a perfect complement to the surrealist art inside. Architect Yann Weymouth created a hurricane-proof rectangular building with “The Enigma”—a large triangular dome—jutting out of it. Inside is a spiral staircase—an homage to Dalí’s obsession with the double helical shape of the DNA molecule. Outside, the Avant-garden allows visitors to see the relationship between math and nature.
When To Visit
Dalí Museum is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Thursdays until 8 p.m.). It is closed Thanksgiving and Christmas. Special events are planned throughout the year.
Tickets are $29 for adults, $27 for seniors/discounted adults, $20 for students and free for children younger than 5. After 5 p.m. Thursdays, the price is $14.50. For more information and updated events, see www.thedali.org, call 727-823-3767 or email email@example.com.