The Dalí Museum’s 10th Building Anniversary

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January 11, 2021 @ 10:00am 6:00pm

The original Dalí Museum opened in St. Petersburg in 1982 after community leaders rallied to bring the Morses’ superlative collection of Salvador Dalí works to the area. On January 11, 2011, The Dalí’s stunning new building opened. Designed by architect Yann Weymouth of HOK, the structure combines the rational with the fantastical: a simple rectangle with 18-inch thick hurricane-proof walls out of which erupts a large free-form geodesic glass bubble known as “The Enigma.”

In creating the building and gardens, we hoped to make a place of learning and enjoyment — a place that would amplify the meaning of Dalí’s work while making it accessible. Lastly, we hoped to inspire and give room for the imagination to wander. In short, we set out to make a physical metaphor in concrete, glass and living plants for Dalí’s art.

To celebrate the building’s decade-long existence, the Museum will be hosting a variety of onsite and online programming on January 11, 2021, including:

  • Volunteers positioned throughout the Museum to share information and answer questions on the building’s architecture and garden
  • Display cases highlighting the building’s construction and the last decade of exhibitions
  • Future-focused lectures
  • Readings from the Museum’s Wish Tree
  • Join the conversation on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Share your anniversary wishes and stories — be sure to tag #TheDali.

General admission tickets to the Museum are required to experience all onsite happenings. Tickets can be purchased here.

Take virtual tour of The Dalí Museum building here and read more about the Museum’s history & mission here.