Dalí Museum Impact Report, July 2020 – June 2021
The time, talent and financial support given to The Dalí Museum by donors, members, volunteers, trustees, corporations, foundations, the State, County and City are vital to our ability to serve as the flagship cultural organization in our community.
With generous contributions, our doors were reopened, welcoming the community through special exhibits, programs and scholarship – a hub of intellectual and educational activity. Every donor and every gift was critical to giving us the strength to overcome a challenging time to safely operate while remaining steadfast in fulfilling our mission to preserve Dalí’s work & legacy for generations to come.
fiscal year 2021 highlights include:
curated special exhibitions
provided access to enriching educational experiences
While the physical doors reopened in July, capacity restrictions were still in place, limiting the number of visitors we could serve through in-person programs and events. The Museum found ways to continue engaging audiences online through curated exhibitions such as Fashion Design at The Dalí, Student Surrealist Art exhibits and The Dalí Dozen online exhibit. Educational programs were reimagined, including our flagship Jr. Docent Art Camp, plus numerous online educational lectures. Additionally, we developed a new Dalí-inspired Family Activity Guide distributed to 30,000 area students while also available online.
conserved 2 oils
Celebrating its tenth anniversary in January 2021, our awe-inspiring building houses & protects the preeminent collection of Dalí’s works. With our collection now approaching 100 years of age, two precious pieces were repaired and conserved: The Lane to Port Lligat with View of Cap Creus (Salvador Dalí, c. 1922. Oil on canvas) and Telephone in a Dish with Three Grilled Sardines at the End of September (Salvador Dalí, 1939. Oil on canvas).
Both paintings had a variety of conservation 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.
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