100 Years of Surrealism at The Dalí

The Dalí Museum is a cultural destination where visitors come to discover and celebrate the life and legacy of Salvador Dalí, as well as the experiences that transformed him into a sensation of the Surrealist movement. During one of Dalí’s several trips to Paris in the 1920s, movement leader André Breton exposed him to the world of Surrealism—Dalí’s entry into the movement extended the nature and reach of Surrealism in dramatic ways.

This year, The Dalí is celebrating 100 years of Surrealism, marked by the “First Surrealist Manifesto” in 1924. Join us for a variety of exhibitions, programs and events in honor of this momentous occasion.

Check back as we continue to add additional programming!


“The true laboratory wherein one pursues the systematic exploration of uncharted regions of the human mind is ‘Surrealism.’” – Salvador Dalí


exhibitions

  • Reimagining Nature: Dalí’s Floral Fantasies (now on view): This exhibition features three rarely displayed suites of Dalí botanical prints, highlighting some of the most treasured works on paper in the Museum’s permanent collection. This exhibition is included in the price of Gallery Admission.
  • Student Surrealist Art Exhibition: Statewide (now – Aug 11): This annual juried art exhibition presents work by Florida middle and high school students invited to explore ideas inspired by the work of Salvador Dalí and Surrealism. This exhibition is free and held on the ground floor of the Museum (Gallery Admission not included).
  • The Subversive Eye: Surrealist and Experimental Photography from the David Raymond Collection (opens Nov 16): In celebration of the Surrealism centennial, this exhibition will feature over 100 works created by 48 artists, highlighting the movement’s original aims in the medium of photography and its far-reaching influence. This exhibition is included in the price of Gallery Admission.

programs & lectures

  • Surreal Nights at The Dalí (monthly on third Thursdays, 5-8pm): Once a month, we invite guests to enjoy a surreal night at The Dalí as the Museum lights up the evening with live entertainment, extended hours, activities and more. Tickets can be purchased here by choosing your preferred “Thursday Night After 5pm” date and time.
  • Coffee With a Curator: Dalí’s Floral Fantasies (June 5, 10:30-11:30am): In conjunction with The Dalí’s special exhibition, this month’s talk will feature the exhibit curator Peter Tush, who will discuss the role of botanicals in Dalí’s work. This event is free to all, but registration is required here.
  • 100 Years of Surrealism Conference (Dec 13–15): The Dalí Museum will host a conference bringing together leading minds in the industry, museum professionals, academics and artists for in-depth analysis and thoughtful discussions, including an exploration of Surrealism and its diverse contributors.

children’s programs

  • Little Surrealist Tour (monthly on first Sundays, 11:15-11:45am): On the first Sunday of each month, we welcome families with kids ages 4-11 years old to join a tour of our permanent collection. A Gallery Admission ticket is required. Click here to reserve tickets.

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