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October 21, 2021
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Dalí in Florida? How surreal

An important collection of works by Salvador Dalí will have a new home on January 11, 2011 when the new $36-million Dalí Museum opens its doors in St. Petersburg, Florida. With 2140 pieces, it is the largest collection outside of Spain of works by the eccentric Spanish artist with the famous waxed moustache who founded the Surrealist movement in the 1920s.

The museum boasts 8 masterworks, more than any other in the world, and will have regularly changing exhibitions to showcase its vast holdings. There will also be a series of films, lectures and music to complement the work on display.

Surprisingly, the museum has actually existed here since 1982 when the city offered art collectors Reynolds and Eleanor Morse a home for their Dalí works. The Reynolds had a decades-long friendship with Dalí's wife, Gala. Before that, the collection was housed at the offices of their Injection Molders Supply Company outside Cleveland. One can only imagine Dalí would revel in the strangeness of it all.

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