A Surreal Look at the Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, FL
Season 2 of the show featured another great Floridian city, St. Petersburg, FL. Of all of the attractions on the show, our visit to the Dali Museum was my most memorable. Hundreds of works from surrealist painter Salvador Dali are on display there, including some giant masterworks like “The Hallucinogenic Toreador” and “Galaciadalacidesoxiribunucleicacid” (that’s the real title). The architecture of the building is beautiful – with contrasting circular and angular lines. The museum website has a great virtual tour if you want to peruse the grounds.
You don’t have to be a Dali fan to enjoy the museum. To be honest, the only painting I knew of the man was what I called, “The Dripping clocks painting,” which I now know is called “The Persistence of Memory.” I’m sure I embarrassed the heck out of the other show producer – who is an Art History major.
Either way, there was no chance I was leaving without buying the melting clock chatsky.
Dali’s paintings are so involved and so deep that you’ll want to take your time here, and ask a lot of questions of the docents. There are hidden, or secondary images, in almost all of his works.
Admission is $21 for adults and $15 for children. There’s a cafe, gift shop, and free guided tours. For more info visit www.thedali.org.
Photos courtesy of Dollar Photo Club and Wikimedia Commons.