Groundbreaking work by Pablo Picasso, Lee Miller and Aimé Césaire showcased in three exclusive exhibitions at The Dalí Museum

October 13, 2021

‘The Woman Who Broke Boundaries: Photographer Lee Miller’ on view through Jan. 2

‘Aimé Césaire: Poetry, Surrealism and Négritude’ on view and extended through Jan. 2

‘Picasso and the Allure of the South’ opens Jan. 29

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – This fall and winter, visitors to The Dalí Museum can experience the intrigue of a photographic portrait, the power of a poem that sparked a movement of Black identity and the inspiration of paintings that evoke an entire cultural region. These three vibrant and engaging exhibitions are organized by The Dalí.

Currently on view through Jan. 2, 2022, The Woman Who Broke Boundaries: Photographer Lee Miller surveys the fascinating personal life and remarkably incisive portraiture and photojournalism of Lee Miller. The exhibition features more than 130 images on loan from the Lee Miller Archives in Sussex, England.

The exhibition concentrates on Miller’s portraits of important writers and artists, the majority associated with the Surrealist movement in Paris, and with whom she had sustained personal relationships. Also featured is a small selection of striking self-portraits, images captured during the liberation of Paris and Germany at the end of the Second World War, and photos representative of innovative technical advancements in the medium.

Special exhibition-related programming includes an Oct. 28 lecture on identity and photographic self-portraits by Dr. Helis Sikk, who is a visiting professor of gender studies at Brown University. On Nov. 18, a saxophone quartet will perform at The Dalí, highlighting women composers and singers. The Museum’s monthly film club follows major themes of the exhibition with discussions about “The United States vs. Billie Holliday,” “Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story” and “9 to 5.”

Also on view, and now extended through Jan 2, 2022, Aimé Césaire: Poetry, Surrealism and Négritude celebrates the legacy of Martinican author Césaire through his poems, political activism and strong ties to the art and literature of his time. Césaire once said about his writing: “Surrealism provided me with what I had been confusedly searching for.” 

The exhibition is organized by The Dalí Museum and co-curated by founder and artistic director of Studio@620 Bob Devin Jones and Dalí Museum curator of education Peter Tush. The exhibit is on view in the Raymond James Community Room on the Museum’s ground floor. Access to the Museum’s ground floor is free and open to the public; online timed reservations are available at TheDali.org/Aime.

Aimé Césaire-inspired programs include a performance by internationally acclaimed jazz vocalist Fred Johnson on Oct. 19, revealing Césaire’s written word through a West African melodic narrative. The Museum also welcomes University of South Florida Associate Professor Dr. Kersuze Simeon-Jones on Nov. 3 to examine Césaire as an influential figure in the arts and critical to the inception of the Négritude movement.

Starting Jan. 29, The Dalí Museum offers a celebration of Pablo Picasso’s flourishing creativity in the south of France and north of Spain. Organized by The Dalí Museum in collaboration with the Musée national Picasso-Paris, Picasso and the Allure of the South offers a new avenue for understanding Picasso’s artistic spirit through the lens of this unique geographic and cultural zone. The exhibitionpresents paintings, drawings and collages – approximately half of which have never been seen in the U.S. – from the Musée national Picasso-Paris, as well as the Leonard A. Lauder Cubist Collection, New York. The Dalí Museum is the only venue worldwide to present the exhibition. The exhibition is organized in collaboration with the Musée national Picasso-Paris and runs through May 22, 2022.

More information about exhibits, tickets and program reservations can be found at TheDali.org.

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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