The Dali Museum celebrates the life & works of Salvador Dali

Asha Bajaj
5 min readJun 11, 2019

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St. Petersburg (Fl, USA), Jun 11 (Medium): The Dali Museum, situated in St. Petersburg, Florida is an art museum and celebrates the life and works of Salvador Dalí (1904–1989) by providing delightful and educational exhibits to the visitors.

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The Dali Museum is an active resource in the cultural life, of not only the community of St. Petersburg, Florida but also the world community.

The original Dali Museum opened in St. Petersburg, Florida, U.S.A in 1982 to bring the Morses’ collection of Salvador Dali’ s works to the area. Dali was one of the most celebrated artists of all time and the mastermind behind this museum.

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The Dali’s new building reportedly opened on January 11, 2011, and combines the rational with the fantastical.

Dali Museum entrance

The entrance to the museum is through The Dali Museum Store, on the first floor, which features the largest collection of Dali-inspired merchandise in the world.

Second Floor houses The Dali Museum library, a unique resource for scholars, art professionals, collectors and students studying Salvador Dali, Surrealism and the Avant-garde. This supports the Museum’s mission to serve as an active resource in the cultural life of our community and the world at large.

The library houses the Center for the Avant-garde, which undertakes scholarship and supports scholars in the investigation of the historic Avant-garde and its legacies. The administrative offices of the Museum are also located on this floor.

The library holds over 7,000 volumes; exhibition and sale catalogs; video, sound recordings and special collections on Salvador Dali’s work, his life, and other artists as well as genres related to Surrealism and the Avant-garde.

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