Salvador Dali MuseumSalvador Dali
1000 Third Street South
St. Petersburg, Florida 33701-4901

Phone: 727.823.3767

St. Petersburg, Florida is home to the world's most comprehensive collection of original works by the late Spanish surrealist, Salvador Dali, compiled over a 45-year period
by A. Reynolds Morse and Eleanor Morse.
In March, 2003, the Salvador Dali Museum marked its 21st. Anniversary.

Visit the Salvador Dali Museum, and see why the Michelin Guide gave this unique establishment the only three-star rating on Florida's west coast!

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The Permanent Collection includes more than 100 examples of Dali's work, and offers a thorough look at his development as an artist. It provides an excellent overview of Dali's major themes and symbols, with 95 oils dating from 1917 through 1970.


Characterized by its diversity, the Museum has examples of Dali's four major periods, including the Impressionist and Cubist styles of his early period (1917 - 1927), as well as abstract work from his transition to Surrealism, the famous surrealist canvases for which he is best known, and examples of his preoccupation with religion and science during his classic period.

In addition to the oil paintings, the collection includes over 100 watercolors and drawings, 1,300 graphics, photographs, sculptures and objets d'art, and an extensive archival library.

To complement the Permanent Collection, The Museum offers "thematic" looks at topics that interested Dali throughout his lifetime:

Fruits and Flowers: Dalí's Botanical Prints

Raymond James Community Room -
June 6 - September 1, 2003

This exhibit investigates how Salvador Dalí took existing images of fruits and flowers by famous European artists, altered and manipulated the images, and then had them produced into print suites. Two suites - FlorDalí (1968), consisting of 10 images, and FlorDalí-Les Fruits (1969) consisting of 12 images - and four single print editions - FlorDalí-Coeur de Fraises (1970), FlorDalí-Mures sauvages (1970), FlorDalí I (1981) and FlorDalí II (1981) will be on display. Curated by Dirk Armstrong, Dalí Museum Assistant Curator.


The Essential Dalí: Paintings, Drawings and Watercolors

Morse Galleries - June 7 - September 7, 2003

Selections from of the permanent collection of Dalí's popular oil paintings, watercolors and drawings. Curated by Joan Kropf, Dalí Museum Curator of the Collection.

Dali's Bronzes

Morse Galleries June 11 - January 4, 2004

A selection of 13 original bronzes from the Museum's special cast set of 40 bronzes from the Clot Sculpture collection. These works are cast from Dalí's original wax models, and reflect Dali's lifelonginterests in mythology, religion, literature and optical effects. Curated by Joan Kropf and Dirk Armstrong.




Raymond James Community Room and Morse Galleries - September 5 - November 9, 2003

In conjunction with the City of St. Petersburg's 100/300 Russian celebration, a selection of images of Dalí's Russian wife and muse from the permanent collection. Exhibit features photos of Gala by noted photographers Philippe Halsman, Marc Lacroix, Meli, and Robert Descharnes, plus a selection of Dalí prints, a hologram, and oils by Dalí celebrating his wife. Curated by Peter Tush.


Imaginary Gardens:
Joan Fontcuberta Mapping Dalí's Landscapes

Morse Galleries - September 13, 2003 - January 4, 2004

Installation show designed specifically for the Dalí Museum and responding to the Museum's collection by the Barcelona-based Catalan photographer. Fontcuberta's work questions the notion of "truth" as constructed by the photographic medium, particularly in the context of the digital age when the already fragile "reality" can be so easily manipulated. Curated by William Jeffett.


Student Surrealist Art Exhibit 2003

Raymond James Community Room - November 14 - December 14, 2003

Annual Dalí Museum-sponsored exhibition featuring juried selection of 87 works by Pinellas County middle and high school students based on the themes of Surrealism, dreams and fantasy. The exhibit demonstrates the ongoing popularity and attraction of Surrealism and surrealist techniques for new generations of young artists. Organized by the Salvador Dalí Museum.

St. Petersburg's Salvador Dali Museum is the permanent home of the world's most comprehensive collection of the renowned Spanish artist's work. Periodic rotations of the collection and special exhibitions allow museum goers to view new work on repeat visits. Another major Dali collection is housed in his own museum, the Teatre-Museu Dali, located in Figueres, Spain.

The museum is not limited to the work of Salvador Dali, however,but strives to recognize the achievements of other artists involved with Surrealism, such as Jacqueline Lamba and her one-time husband, Andre Breton, surrealist muse and painter. Then in late Spring, theexhibition Forms of Cubism: Sculptures and the Avant-garde 1909 - 1918 will include work by Picasso, Lipchitz and Brancusi, among others.


Stay current on the Museum's activities by browsing its website,

Link to Galleries and Museums in other cities:

Emory's Michael C. Carlos Museum, Atlanta

Magnificent Fall Exhibition series - Atlanta's High Museum

Sterling Vineyards Prints - Napa Valley

The Frist Center, Nashville

Unique galleries in the Crescent City

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