Highlights include new exhibition exploring dreams in art, a contemporary installation by Yamandú Canosa and a free community exhibition sharing the poetry of Paul Éluard
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. –The Dalí Museum presents a collection of inspiring exhibitions this fall. For information on upcoming exhibition-related programs and events and to reserve advanced timed admission tickets, visit TheDali.org.
Through Oct. 23
On view exclusively at The Dalí, The Visit features abstract and figurative works by contemporary artist Yamandú Canosa, who represented Uruguay at the Venice Biennale in 2019. Born in Montevideo, Uruguay, Canosa moved to Spain in 1975, where he currently resides, creating contemporary installations featured in exhibitions around the world. This is his first solo museum exhibition in the United States.
Set in a dramatic installation especially conceived for The Dalí, including a selection of Salvador Dalí works from the Museum’s renowned collection, Canosa creates a dialog between Surrealism and contemporary art. The Museum’s Hough Gallery is transformed into a contemporary interpretation of the Bay of Port Lligat, Spain, the magnificent setting of Dalí’s home. The installation also pays homage to surrealist techniques, including the Dibujos ciegos (Blind Drawings), a series of performative works on paper that the artist has created from an object using automatic drawing procedures.
The presenting sponsor of The Visit is Sabal Trust with additional support from Institut Ramon Llull, Cultural Office of the Embassy of Spain and St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport (PIE).
Paul Éluard: Poetry, Politics, Love
Through Jan. 8, 2023
Paul Éluard: Poetry, Politics, Love explores the world of one of the most celebrated and idealistic surrealist poets. Éluard, the ex-husband of Dalí’s wife Gala, helped found Surrealism, the French art movement whose poetry celebrated dreams, love and freedom. The exhibition presents selections of Éluard’s poetry in context with photographs and selected books, giving visitors a glimpse into the life of the man who became known as “the Poet of Freedom.”
During his lifetime, Éluard published more than 70 books dedicated to two main themes: the rejection of tyranny and the search for happiness. The exhibition examines the poet’s beginnings, passionate relationships and important publications. In addition, the exhibition delves into Éluard’s connection to the origins of Surrealism and André Breton as well as his later communications with Pablo Picasso. Located on the first floor of the Museum, access to this community exhibition is free by reserving Ground Floor tickets at TheDali.org/tickets.
Dreams of Dalí Virtual Reality Experience
Dreams of Dalí allows visitors to travel inside and beyond Salvador Dalí’s 1935 painting Archeological Reminiscence of Millet’s “Angelus” through Virtual Reality (VR) technology, venturing into the towers to discover surprises around every corner. This VR experience has garnered visitor acclaim, online praise and international recognition through a multitude of industry awards. Included with the price of admission, Dreams of Dalí is available on a first come, first served basis. Reservations can be made onsite upon admission.
Dalí’s Masterworks in Augmented Reality
Gain a deeper understanding of the meaning behind Salvador Dalí’s eight masterworks through the lens of Augmented Reality (AR). The interactive experience was created using key insights from The Dalí’s Visitor Experience and Education teams on the common curiosities museumgoers have about these works to provide an enriched experience while viewing Dalí’s complicated and layered canvases. This experience is available by downloading the free Dalí Museum App.
New Acquisition: Retrospective Bust of a Woman
On view starting Sept. 27
Representing an important moment for both Dalí and Surrealism, this mixed media sculpture is one of Salvador Dalí’s first surreal objects — an assemblage juxtaposing everyday objects in unfamiliar contexts. Retrospective Bust of a Woman features a hairdresser’s porcelain dummy with a brimless feather cap, topped by a loaf of French bread and an inkwell balanced at its apex. Dalí adorned the bust with two ears of corn and a makeshift choker made of a zoetrope filmstrip. Exploring Dalí’s core themes of death, decay, sexuality and consumption, this piece joins other surrealist objects in The Dalí’s collection, the Lobster Telephone and Venus de Milo with Drawers.
The Shape of Dreams
Nov. 25, 2022-April 30, 2023
A profound yet common human experience — the dream — is examined through 500 years of paintings from the 16th to 20th century, demonstrating how artists throughout time have depicted the enigmatic state of awareness that often leaves dreamers searching for meaning. Drawing on the irony that dreams are an intense visual sensation most often taking place when the eyes are closed, the exhibition inspires questions about the very nature of reality and encourages viewers to examine dreams through different lenses — psychological, religious and metaphysical.
The Shape of Dreams features a selection of art on loan from American institutions, including the National Gallery of Art, Detroit Institute of Arts, The New Orleans Museum of Art, Saint Louis Art Museum, Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden, Chicago Art Institute and Metropolitan Museum of Art. Several works from The Dalí’s permanent collection are placed in dialog with these works to examine how Western artists have conveyed dreams, exploring the continuity and disconnections between the past and present.
About The Dalí Museum
The Dalí Museum, located in picturesque downtown St. Petersburg, Florida, is home to one of the most acclaimed collections of a single modern artist in the world, with over 2,000 works representing every moment and medium of Salvador Dalí’s creative life. The Dalí is recognized internationally by the Michelin Guide with a three-star rating; has been deemed “one of the top buildings to see in your lifetime” by AOL Travel News; and was named one of the 10 most interesting museums in the world by Architectural Digest. The Dalí’s acclaimed digital experiences have received numerous national and international awards for creative innovation. The Museum is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to preserve Dalí’s legacy for generations to come and serve as an active resource in the cultural life of the community and the world at large. The Dalí is open daily, located at One Dalí Boulevard, St. Petersburg, Florida 33701. For more information visit TheDali.org or download the free Dalí Museum App.
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