Iconic Dali Museum celebrates the 10th anniversary of its building

Exterior of the Dali Museum and its glass atrium
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The Salvador Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida is one of the most eye-catching structures in the state of Florida — and it houses some of the most surreal, and innovative exhibit across the globe. On January 11, The Dali Museum celebrates the 10th anniversary of its stunning building.

General admission tickets to the Museum are required to experience all onsite happenings.

The original Dalí Museum opened in St. Petersburg in 1982 after community leaders rallied to bring the Morses’ superlative collection of Salvador Dalí works to the area. On January 11, 2011, The Dalí’s stunning new building opened. Designed by architect Yann Weymouth of HOK, the structure combines the rational with the fantastical: a simple rectangle with 18-inch thick hurricane-proof walls out of which erupts a large free-form geodesic glass bubble known as “The Enigma.”

“In creating the building and gardens, we hoped to make a place of learning and enjoyment — a place that would amplify the meaning of Dalí’s work while making it accessible,” The Dali Museum team noted in a release. “Lastly, we hoped to inspire and give room for the imagination to wander. In short, we set out to make a physical metaphor in concrete, glass and living plants for Dalí’s art.”

Want to visit the stunning structure? Visit The Dali’s website to book your visit.

Don’t forget to experience the immersive Van Gogh exhibit at The Dali.

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Written by Andrew Harlan

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