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.
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.
the Permanent Collection, The Museum offers "thematic" looks
at topics that interested Dali throughout his lifetime:
and Flowers: Dalí's Botanical Prints
Raymond James Community Room -
June 6 - September 1, 2003
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.
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.
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
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.
Joan Fontcuberta Mapping Dalí's Landscapes
Morse Galleries - September 13, 2003
- January 4, 2004
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
Surrealist Art Exhibit 2003
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
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.
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.
on the Museum's activities by browsing its website, http://www.salvadordalimuseum.org