Thursday, July 18, 2013

The Dali Museum, St Petersburg, Florida

We did not make the Salvador Dali Museum the first time we were in the Tampa/St.Petersburg area even though several told us not to miss it. But after touring the Earnest Hemingway house in Key West we knew we had to go the next time we were in the Central Florida area. There was a connection drawn between Hemingway, Dali, and Picasso on the Hemingway tour so that definitely led us to the Dali on our return to St. Pete.

Designed by architect Yann Weymouth of HOK, the building combines the rational with the fantastical, a large free-form geodesic glass bubble known as the "enigma" erupts from the walls.

A lot of cool spaces

The stair case going up to the Gallery has many different perspectives, just like Dali's art. 

The Water and sailboats were an interesting theme to Dali

The only piece you could take a pic of.....

you write a message to the world on your ticket and hang it on the tree

The labyrinth


Salvador Dali had to be many different things to many different people.  This is one of those  museums where you could easily return time after time and see something new even though you are looking at the same art. Great Art makes you think differently and perhaps even behave different? Be sure to see it if your in Florida: 

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