Lecture: Aldous Huxley and the Doors of Dalí’s Perception

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November 13, 2023 @ 10:30am 11:30am

Join us at The Dalí when Dr. Miguel Escribano will discuss the commonality between Salvador Dalí and Aldous Huxley.

Salvador Dalí and Aldous Huxley may seem to have little in common, but their paths crossed often in the 20 years after their first meeting in 1932.

In this talk, Dr. Escribano will trace their interaction during that time and identify the influence that Huxley had on Dalí at various crucial moments: from an early conversation on soft architecture through the years they both lived in California to Dalí’s development of Nuclear Mysticism and his reconsideration of El Greco and more.

Location: The Dalí Museum’s Will Raymund Theater or live on YouTube (link below)

Register to attend in person at the link below. This event is free, with limited capacity. An event ticket is required for entry. Gallery access is not included.

To watch the live stream from home, click below at the time of the program:

Miguel Escribano, Visiting Scholar

Dr. Miguel Escribano completed both his Masters degree and his PhD under the supervision of Professor Dawn Adès at the University of Essex, UK—both with theses on Salvador Dalí. He now lives in Sweden where he runs an art centre, KonstVerket, and is chairman of the local art society. He is a practicing artist and maintains his academic interest, publishing articles and lecturing when possible.

Dr. Escribano was awarded the Dalí Museum Fellowship for 2021-22, but was unable to travel to St. Petersburg at that time. He is now able to visit and will be giving two talks presenting some of the findings of his research.