“Picasso/Dalí , Dalí/Picasso” Exhibit Extended to February 22
Dalí Museum to Also Host Picasso/Dalí Conference February 5-7

January 22, 2015

Cris Drago, cdrago@paradiseadv.com, 727.434.3912
Lorin Konchak, lkonchak@paradiseadv.com, 727.821.5155 x120

ST. PETERSBURG, FLA (January 22, 2015) – With rave reviews and record visitation numbers, The Dalí Museum is happy to announce a one-week extension of its current landmark exhibition, Picasso/Dali, Dalí/Picasso. Organized by The Dalí and the Museu Picasso, Barcelona with the collaboration of the Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí, the show will now remain open at The Dalí Museum until February 22, 2015.

Since opening to the public on November 8, 2014, Picasso/Dali, Dalí/Picasso has averaged more than a 50% increase in visitation year over year. Dalí Museum Marketing Director Kathy Greif commented, “Attendance during the Picasso/Dalí show surpassed expectations. We are so proud to have shared these inspiring works with so many visitors.”

The Picasso/Dali, Dalí/Picasso exhibition features rarely loaned works from more than 20 international museums and collectors worldwide and sheds light on the more than 30-year relationship and interactions between these two Spanish-born artists and highlights their mutual admiration and rivalry. There are more than 90 works in the show, including a large selection of paintings, as well as drawings, prints, sculpture and archival documents such as postcards from Dalí to Picasso. After departing The Dalí, the exhibit will be on display at the Museu Picasso, Barcelona from March 19-June 28, 2015.

“We were prompted to explore the relationship between these two iconic figures of twentieth-century art by placing together works of similar periods and inspirations,” explained Dalí Museum Director Dr. Hank Hine. “I could not be more pleased with the results and the opportunity this gave us to present a show of this caliber within the Tampa Bay community.” Hine further noted, “Being able to extend the show, even for just one week, will expose another few thousand visitors to these unforgettable works.”

In conjunction with the exhibit, The Dalí is hosting a 3-day conference on the two artists February 5-7, 2015. Leading international scholars will host talks and panel discussions, as well as present original papers exploring the rich and complex relationship between Picasso, Dalí, and the intersection of aesthetic and historical issues that shaped their lives and work. The conference will also include a presentation by the internationally acclaimed French conceptual artist ORLAN. Junior scholars and the public are invited to attend the conference.

About The Dalí Museum
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 was listed by AOL Travel News as “one of the top buildings to see in your lifetime.”

The Dalí Museum is located at One Dalí Boulevard, St. Petersburg, Florida 33701. For additional information contact 727-823-3767 or visit TheDali.org.

About the Museu Picasso
The Museu Picasso is perhaps the most visible sign of the artist’s emotional attachment to Barcelona. The collection, which has grown up to 4,251 works owes its singular character to the generosity of countless benefactors; it is not fortuitous that many of these donors, besides Picasso himself, were his family and friends.

Picasso’s museum in Barcelona is the place of reference where to explore the artist’s formative years and understand some of the experimentation that was integral in the development of his oeuvre. In addition, enormously significant are the 57 paintings that shape his personal interpretation of Velázquez’s Las Meninas. This highly unique collection is housed in a series of five gothic palaces in the midst of the Born, one of the historic neighborhoods in Barcelona, Spain.