The Dali experience comes to the Philadelphia Art Museum

By Jessica Marrella
February 10, 2005

photo courtesy of philadelphia art museum

The Philadelphia Museum of Art has orchestrated the first Salvador Dali exhibition to be seen anywhere since the artist’s death in 1989 and the first in the United States in more than 60 years. Philadelphia is the only place in the United States where the exhibition can be seen from Feb. 16 through May 15, 2005.

Salvador Dali consists of over 200 works, 150 of which are paintings, the largest amount of Dali’s pictures to be on display at one time. Other pieces include sculpture, works on paper, photographs of Dali and a documentary section. Many of the works are being displayed in the US for the first time. The works have been gathered from both public and private collections in 14 countries.

According to Anne d’Harnoncourt, Director of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, “Dali is one of the best-known artists of all time and yet 15 years after his death and despite such remarkable public recognition, his achievement has yet to be fully understood. This exhibition will provide a splendid opportunity for scholars, artists and visitors to encounter a complete and complex picture of the artist’s oeuvre.”

To enhance the exhibition The Philadelphia Museum of Art is

Jessica Marrella

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