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I'm finally checking out the Dali Museum

I'm finally checking out the Dali Museum

I'm a huge fan of Salvador Dali. He was so commercialized (who didn't have a Dali print in their college dorm?), I eventually got tired of seeing him everywhere (which lead me to be more of a Magritte guy). But a good artist is a good artist, and I was stoked to finally check out the Dali Museum in St Petersburg, Florida

 Does the outside of the Dali Museum looking like a Dali painting?

Does the outside of the Dali Museum looking like a Dali painting?

Back in the day, when the museum opened on 1/11/11, I was surprised this was happening in St. Pete. It seemed so random. It turns out Dali himself had close ties there, and it definitely brought global attention to the destination.

 Intuitive interiors of Dali Museum. 

Intuitive interiors of Dali Museum. 

 

Anyway, the Dali Museum is intimate with two floors, a restaurant and a surprisingly amazing gift shop, and the future-forward architecture of the museum is also visually engaging. 

 My favorite painting. Super surreal you have to pay close attention. 

My favorite painting. Super surreal you have to pay close attention. 

Most of his famous work isn't there (they're constantly in rotating exhibits and permanent collections elsewhere), but I was OK with it. The exhibition here showed more of his imaginative earlier work as well as mind-blowing, large-scale, later paintings that didn't get as much credit as, like, watches melting on tree branches. 

 You've definitely seen this painting before. 

You've definitely seen this painting before. 

The museum is definitely worth checking out, especially because now you know St. Pete is awesome and the beaches are better than Miami. All the more reason to visit. 

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