Closing Soon at The Dalí Museum: Picasso and the Allure of the South

May 2, 2022

Last chance to see this landmark exhibition is Sunday, May 22

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Picasso and the Allure of the South, the exclusive exhibition featuring select works that beautifully reflect Pablo Picasso’s time in the south of France and northern Spain, is on view at The Dalí Museum through Sunday, May 22, 2022. The exhibition considers Picasso’s deep connection to this cross-cultural region, where he made many of his most important contributions to modern art.

The exhibition’s 79 paintings, drawings and collages — approximately half of which have never been seen in the U.S. — are on loan from the Musée national Picasso-Paris and the Leonard A. Lauder Cubist Collection, New York. The Dalí is the only venue worldwide to present this exhibition, which is curated by Dr. William Jeffett, The Dalí Museum’s chief curator.

Dalí Museum guests can have their photo transformed into a one-of-a-kind Cubist work of art, as part of the YOUR PORTRAIT experience. While their unique portrait is being generated, they will gain insight into Cubist imagery, compositions and color palettes alongside experiencing how the machine-learning application mimics those characteristics. 

Advance-purchase timed tickets are required to visit The Dalí. Picasso and the Allure of the South is included in the price of Museum admission. Tickets are available at

The Dalí is hosting several public programs throughout the closing weeks of the exhibition. Art historian Allison More will present on the relationship of Picasso to African and diaspora art on May 4. On May 5, the Museum will host a discussion examining the question of how a creator’s personal biography can impact the perception of their work. “Potent Potables: An Evening of Art & Wine Tasting” returns May 16, featuring wine influenced by southern France. Participants can learn new design techniques to create a unique Picasso-esque portrait on May 19. For more details and event registration, visit

Visitors can also take advantage of The Dalí’s extended Saturday hours on May 7, May 14 and May 21, when the Museum is open until 8 p.m.

The exhibition is organized in collaboration with the Musée national Picasso-Paris. The presenting sponsor of Picasso and the Allure of the South is Sabal Trust.

Following Picasso and the Allure of the South, The Dalí Museum will present ‘The Visit,’ the first solo exhibition in the United States by noted Uruguayan-Spanish artist Yamandú Canosa (born 1954). On view exclusively at The Dalí beginning June 18, 2022, ‘The Visit’ includes new and previous notable works by Canosa, plus a small selection of related Salvador Dalí works from the Museum’s renowned collection. A portion of the Museum’s Hough Gallery will be transformed into a dramatic installation designed by the artist specifically for the Museum. ‘The Visit’ will be on view at The Dalí through October 30, 2022.

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 or download the free Dalí Museum App

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