The Dalí Museum to Host ‘100 Years of Surrealism’ Conference, Dec. 13-15, 2024

December 18, 2023

Commemorative Conference Marks 100 Years Since the 1924 Publication of the ‘First Surrealist Manifesto’

WHAT: In a momentous celebration of the centennial of Surrealism, marked by the publication of the “First Surrealist Manifesto” in 1924, The Dalí Museum will host a conference on Dec. 13-15, 2024 titled “100 Years of Surrealism.” Bringing together leading minds in the industry, museum professionals, academics and artists, the Museum will stage opportunities for in-depth analysis and thoughtful discussions on an array of topics, including an exploration of Surrealism and its diverse contributors.

Penned by André Breton, the French writer and poet who pioneered the movement following the First World War, the Manifesto defined Surrealism as a means of revealing the “actual functioning of thought.” Promoting self-expression that was unfiltered by convention or reflection, Breton attracted visual artists to the movement, breaking free from the constraints of rational thought and conventional artistic forms. Salvador Dalí’s entry into the movement in 1929 extended the nature and the reach of Surrealism in dramatic ways. The Dalí Museum provides an ideal laboratory to consider Surrealism and its legacies.

Conference details will be added to the Museum’s website as confirmed:

Dec. 13-15, 2024

The Dalí Museum
1 Dalí Blvd.
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

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About The Dalí Museum
The Dalí Museum, located in picturesque downtown St. Petersburg, Fla., is home to one of the most acclaimed collections of a single modern artist in the world, with over 2,400 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 a museum that “puts innovation front and center” by CNN Travel; 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 welcomes all as unique individuals and is committed to making its collection, exhibitions, building and programs accessible.

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