Dalí Museum Impact Report, July 2019 – June 2020
The time, talent and financial support given to The Dalí Museum by donors, volunteers, members, trustees, corporations and foundations are vital to the Museum’s ability to serve as a flagship cultural organization providing exhibitions, educational programming and scholarship.
Fiscal year 2020 was no exception. We remained relevant and inspiring through a financially trying period. Being closed for an unprecedented 3 months due to the pandemic, the support of our community was needed more than ever before. We remained, and continue to remain dedicated to fulfilling our mission to preserve Dalí’s work & legacy for generations to come. Below are some of the highlights from our annual impact report.
fiscal year 2020 highlights include:
curated special exhibitions
provided access to enriching educational experiences
Our free student programs, engaging community programs, and onsite tours were experienced by thousands of local community members. Additionally, we served the world at large with over 3.5 million visits to TheDalí.org including with free access to visit us virtually through The Dalí’s permanent collection, a 360 degree tour of the Museum and grounds, Dreams of Dalí virtual reality experience and more.
conserved 2 oils
As part of our commitment to share the preeminent collection of Salvador Dalí, we conserved 2 precious paintings, Girl’s Back (Salvador Dalí, 1926. Oil on wood panel) and Oeufs sur le Plat sans le Plat (Salvador Dalí, 1932. Oil on canvas).
Both paintings had a variety of conservation [link] methods applied to enhance the vitality of each painting including surface cleaning, varnish/glazing adjustments and overall improving the protection and support of the aging canvases.
fulfilled our mission, virtually
Grounded in digital innovation, The Dalí was in a strong position during the pandemic to adapt our physical environment to a virtual platform, remaining steadfast in fulfilling the Museum’s mission. Following the March 12th closure, the Museum created new virtual programs including Innovations Labs at The Dalí, Jr. Docent Art Camp, Teen Voices and streaming Coffee with a Curator lectures; featured Dalí-inspired educational activities and resources for teachers, parents, children, business and adults; participated in social media conversation increasing engagement of Dalí Museum fans/followers including new At Home with The Dalí video series; and curated 3 new online exhibits:
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