Special Exhibit & Programs Continue to Delight Visitors

December 7, 2017

Dalí & Schiaparelli Exhibit and Programs Continue to Delight Visitors
Special Exhibition Attracts International Acclaim as Museum Prepares for Marcel Duchamp Works in February

ST. PETERSBURG, FL (December 7, 2017) – The Dalí Museum continues to delight visitors with its special exhibition Dalí & Schiaparelli, on view through January 14, 2018. The exhibit has received international acclaim, having been featured in top fashion magazines, major publications and online platforms across the U.S., Europe and Asia.

Dalí & Schiaparelli, this first exhibition dedicated to the relationship of friends and collaborators Elsa Schiaparelli and Salvador Dali, has garnered praise from critics and visitors alike, earning accolades like “brilliant,” “inspiring” and “absolutely, shockingly beautiful.”

The Dalí continues to host a variety of specialty programs inspired by the two 20th century icons, including:

Dress for Success Accessory Drive – Throughout the Dalí & Schiaparelli exhibit, the Museum is hosting a fashion accessory drive. Visitors are invited to donate new or gently used handbags, scarves, belts, brooches, necklaces, bracelets and earrings now through January 14, 2018 to benefit Dress for Success Tampa Bay, a nonprofit organization that empowers unemployed and/or underemployed women to achieve economic independence, provides professional attire, training and support. As a thank you, guests will receive $2 off admission to the Museum on the day of their donation. Since launching the drive in October, the Museum has collected nearly 1,000 accessories.

Fashion Design at The Dalí – The Museum will showcase the culmination of its 13-week “Fashion Design at The Dalí” program for high school age aspiring fashion designers in a sold-out runway event on December 10, and will feature the designs in a special exhibit December 11-31 in the Raymond James Community Room. The program welcomed 22 student designers from 18 different high schools across four Tampa Bay counties in grades 9 through 12. The Museum also sponsored an online “Fashion Design Challenge,” with prizes provided by Visit St. Pete/Clearwater.

Poetry – As part of the ongoing Poetry at The Dalí series, held the second Thursday of the month, St. Petersburg Poet Laurette Helen Wallace welcomes Tana Jean Welch and Timothy Daniel Welch, addressing the exhibition-inspired theme of “Cages and Liberation” on December 14, 6-7pm.

Coffee with a Curator – A free, monthly talk on a variety of Dalí-related topics:
January 1 – “Dali’s Secret Society: the Zodiac Group”
Museum Librarian Shaina Harkness will discuss Dali’s unusual assembly of patrons, the Zodiac Group, and how these society figures, artists and royalty interacted with and supported Dalí as a groundbreaking “marketing team.”

Film Series – The Dalí & Beyond Film series on Saturdays in December will feature films for which Schiaparelli designed costumes. Some of the January films are also exhibition-themed.

Dec 9 – Artists and Models Abroad (Stranded in Paris)
Dec 16 – Moulin Rouge (1952)
Jan 6 – Hugo
Jan 13 – Omnibus: 60 Years and still In Vogue – Horst P. Horst

Upon the conclusion of Dalí & Schiaparelli, the Museum will welcome another extraordinary exhibition, Dali/Duchamp, running February 10-May 27, 2018. Dali/Duchamp invites visitors to examine the relationship between the father of Surrealism, Salvador Dalí, and the father of conceptual art, Marcel Duchamp. The first exhibit dedicated to their friendship and its influence on the work of both artists, Dali/Duchamp explores the common ground, both personal and aesthetic, shared by these two groundbreaking icons. This original exhibition brings together around 60 works, including some of Dali’s most inspired and technically accomplished paintings and sculptures, and Duchamp’s ground breaking assemblages and ready-mades. Currently on display at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, the show has received critical acclaim and high praise throughout the UK, and The Dalí Museum will be its only other location.

Presented as a conversation taking place through art, this focused exploration offers fresh ways of looking at two figures, radically revising their familiar places in art history. Through the lens of their intriguing friendship, visitors will gain a new perspective on two equally inventive, intelligent and irreverent minds. The show is primarily historical and explores several sides of both Dali’s and Duchamp’s work, from playful to provocative.

“We are thrilled to continue the momentum of providing visitors access to world renowned artists with our next show featuring the works of Marcel Duchamp alongside Dali’s works,” said Beth Bell, Marketing Director at The Dalí Museum. “He joins the long line of iconic artists we have welcomed here from the likes of Andy Warhol, Pablo Picasso, Frida Kahlo and more – all serving part of our mission to be an active resource in the cultural life of our community and the world at large.”

The exhibition has been organized by The Dalí Museum, St Petersburg, Florida, and the Royal Academy of Arts, London, in collaboration with the Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation and the Association Marcel Duchamp.  

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The Dalí Museum, located in the heart of beautiful downtown St. Petersburg, Florida, is home to an unparalleled collection of Salvador Dalí art, featuring more than 2,000 works comprising nearly 100 oil paintings; over 100 watercolors and drawings; and 1,300 prints, photographs, sculptures and objets d’art.

The building is itself a work of art, featuring 1,062 triangular-shaped glass panels – the only structure of its kind in North America. Nicknamed The Enigma, it provides an unprecedented view of St. Petersburg’s picturesque waterfront. The Museum has attracted the world’s attention, and among the other distinguished awards it has received, it is the first and only museum in the Southeastern United States to be recognized internationally by the Michelin Guide with a three-star rating.

The Dalí Museum is located at One Dalí Boulevard, St. Petersburg, Florida 33701. For additional information contact 727.823.3767 or visit TheDali.org.

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