Salvador Dali Museum in St. Pete Florida


We were able to stop into this cool museum while my Mom was in town. It was a bit spendy to get in, but turned out to be an excellent stop.

I don't know if you know this artist ... Salvador Dali ... but I'm sure you've seen some of his art, even if you don't recognize his name. He is probably most well known for all kinds of stretching and melting type of images. And I can't even find the one that I remember the most - with stretched out animal legs. He was actually VERY POPULAR even while he was still alive - so ... he wasn't a starving artist type.

Like these:
The Disintegration of the Persistence of Memory

Salvador Dalí Museum, St. Petersburg, Florida

The Ghost of Vermeer of Delft Which Can Be Used As a Table

Salvador Dalí Museum, St. Petersburg, Florida

The Persistence of Memory
(This is one of his most popular pieces)

Museum of Modern Art, New York City

The Discovery of America by Christopher Columbus
(this picture, in the museum, is OUTSTANDING - it's about 17 feet tall, and it's just overwhelmingly cool!)

Salvador Dalí Museum, St. Petersburg, Florida

All the images above are courtesy of

Unfortunately, they strictly prohibit use of cameras (of any sort) inside the museum, so I can't show you anything inside.

I will say this about the museum ... apparently there are about 16 master works by Dali. Which means he spent over 1 year of his life working on each one. This museum has 7 of them. I think they said no other museum has more than 4 - and some museums only have 1. So, this place is pretty well endowed.

Anyhow, I got this short video of the front of the museum - which gives a great sample of his art legacy. The bench looks like he would have created it. And it gives you a great view of the natural setting for the museum. It's a pretty nice place. And it's a short video.


1 comment:

Jason V said...

Great stuff.