Student Surrealist Art Exhibit Online: 2023 Hillsborough

March 30, 2023 – Indefinitely

Initiated in 1985, this annual juried art exhibition presents work by Hillsborough middle and high school students who are invited to explore ideas and visions similar to those explored by Salvador Dalí and the surrealists. This year, the theme is “The Shape of Dreams,” a theme that encourages students to explore the process and meaning of their dreams through time, myth and literature

The Dalí’s Dream Art Contest Online Exhibit

April 1, 2023 – April 1, 2024

In conjunction with the Museum’s special exhibition The Shape of Dreams, we invited the public to share original artwork depicting a story from one of their dreams. 

Salvador Dali's "Study for Soft Watch Exploding" featuring a soft watch in decay

Where Ideas Come From: Dalí’s Drawings

May 27, 2023 – October 22, 2023

This exhibition brings together approximately 100 rarely seen works on paper from The Dalí Museum’s permanent collection. Spanning the entire length of Dalí’s creative life, from 1916 through 1974, the exhibition provides insight into the artist’s creative process as seen over a variety of media, including pencil, pen, charcoal, watercolor, gouache, and more. Included in the exhibition are two new surrealist acquisitions by The Dalí Museum — the ballet-related portrait of King Ludwig for Bacchanale and the frontispiece The Disappearing Face as well as many recently-conserved works on view for the first time in over three decades, which are rarely displayed due to their delicate nature.

Exterior of the Art Institute of Chicago.

The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

February 6, 2023 – July 12, 2023

Salvador Dalí: The Image Disappears, is the first exhibition devoted to the Spanish Surrealist at the Art Institute. The exhibit explores this critical period, considering Dalí’s work in light of two defining, if contradictory, impulses: an immense desire for visibility and the urge to disappear.

Delicacy of Dreams by Sam Smuk

Student Surrealist Art Exhibit Online: 2023 Pinellas

January 14, 2023 – Indefinitely

Initiated in 1985, this annual juried art exhibition presents work by Pinellas middle and high school students who are invited to explore ideas and visions similar to those explored by Salvador Dalí and the surrealists. This year, the theme is “The Shape of Dreams,” a theme that encourages students to explore the process and meaning of their dreams through time, myth and literature