Throughout his life and career, Salvador Dalí was an innovator, constantly challenging the status quo. Whether revolutionizing the art world, questioning the social mores of his day, or forcing us to reevaluate how we see, interpret and interact with the world around us, Dalí was future-focused, constantly searching for scientific, spiritual and artistic connections. His experimental techniques, provocative theories of art and his ongoing fascination with technology placed him in the vanguard of discovery, always testing limits, probing boundaries and leaning purposefully into the future.
We believe Dalí, as an early adopter of new techniques, skills, methods and processes, would be delighted that in the decades following his death, emerging technology would allow people to go inside his paintings, to make them three-dimensional and even bring himself back to life!
The Dalí Museum is dedicated to creating digital experiences that entertain you, inspire you and encourage your further immersion into all that was – and is – the genius of Salvador Dalí.
Current Digital Experiences
dalí’s masterworks in augmented reality
View eight of Dalí’s masterworks from the Museum’s permanent collection using augmented reality (AR) to gain a deeper understanding of the meaning behind these large and complex images.
Dalí Lives is an Artificial Intelligence (AI) experience that employs machine learning to create a version of Dalí’s likeness on a series of screens throughout the Museum, providing Museum visitors an opportunity to learn more about Dalí’s life from the person who knew him best: the artist himself.
dreams of dalí
This unique virtual reality experience reimagines Salvador Dalí’s c.1934 painting, “Archeological Reminiscence of Millet’s ‘Angelus’” and transports viewers inside – and beyond – the original painting.
dalí museum app
Thoughtfully designed to offer an engaging and interactive experience, the free app provides location-based tours, maps and more for visitors to the Museum and additional content for those anywhere across the globe.
previous digital experiences
Staring Contest App (2014)
The Staring Contest app captured contradictory conditions between the real and the subconscious by turning a two-person game into a digital one that gave users only the illusion of having an actual opponent. See how it works.
Gala Contemplating You (2015)
As a centerpiece for the special exhibit, Marvels of Illusion, a photo kiosk inside the gallery turned visitors’ self-portraits into pixelated replications of one of Dali’s most famous paintings and then projected those images onto a wall, alongside the original.
Interactive Photo Inversion (2018)
As part of the special exhibition, Magritte & Dalí, using Augmented Reality (AR), guests were invited to see and photograph themselves as the artists might have seen them.