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Illumined Pleasures: Dalí and Early Cinema

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May 5, 2006 – July 30, 2006

Exhibition outlines connections between Dalí and the cinema of the early 20th century. It provides a glimpse into the cinematic world of Dalí’s youth, presenting fantastic, comedic and animated work by filmmakers who influenced Dalí in his formative years. They paved the way for the cinematic style of his Surrealist canvases and his successful cinematic collaborations with Luis Buñuel, Walt Disney and Alfred Hitchcock. Exhibit also suggests how Dalí’s dreamlike universe influenced Hollywood. Both Dalí and Buñuel’s Un Chien Andalou and the artist’s revolutionary dream sequence for Hitchcock’s Spellbound are shown.

Curated by Peter Tush.

Season Sponsor: Progress Energy.