Since the opening of the Dali Museum in 2011, I have wanted to visit, and like always when you have a unique place close to where you live you keep putting it off for later on. Well later on finally arrived when the Van Gogh Alive temporary exhibit opened at the Dali. My husband Darren and I took a 2-hour drive to visit the museum and it was worth the 4-hour round trip drive.
The Dali Museum is home to a collection of over 2,400 Salvador Dalí works and is currently hosting the Van Gogh Alive exhibit through April 11th. If you live in Florida, it’s a must. I was always interested in Dali’s fiercely technical and unusual paintings, sculptures, and life-size interactive art. He proved how rich the world can be when you dare to embrace pure, boundless creativity. His work became increasingly influenced by Surrealism.
Here are a few of my favorites:
After enjoying the many works of Dali it was time to move on to the Van Gogh exhibit. I took many photos and a few videos. Without further ado here are a few of my photos and 2 of the videos. Click on the first image to make it larger then scroll through them all.
Van Gogh was an amazing artist who painted over 2000 pieces in ten years. Sad to say that he only sold 1 piece in his lifetime. He never really knew how great his work was.
Here are a few photos of the Dali Museum garden and spiral staircase. Click on the first photo to enlarge then scroll through the rest.
I loved it so much that I’m planning a 2nd trip in March with my sisters. If you are in the St. Petersburg area in Florida don’t miss out on visiting this unique and wonderful place. Click HERE to visit their website and purchase tickets. You must purchase tickets in advance for the entrance during the Van Gogh exhibit timeframe, you cannot purchase them onsite.