salvador dali museum

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salvador dali museum
1 dali boulevard
st petersburg, florida 33701

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Opened at this location on the downtown waterfront (next to the Mahaffey Theater) in 2011, the Salvador Dalí Museum contains several works by the famous surrealist: the collection includes 96 oil paintings, over 100 watercolors and drawings, 1,300 graphics, photographs, sculptures and objets d'art, and an extensive archival library.

Also included are 7 of the 18 masterwork paintings by Dalí (including The Hallucinogenic Toreador and The Discovery of America by Christopher Columbus, the most of any museum in the world. To be considered a masterwork these paintings must be at least 5 feet in any direction and have been worked on for over a year.

The building itself was designed by the US-based architecture firm of HOK (a.k.a. Hellmuth, Obata + Kassabaum).

photo: Robert Neff