The Salvador Dali Museum, located in St. Petersburg Florida, has officially opened its doors. This stunning new building sits on the waters of the Tampa Bay. The new museum replaced another that housed a massive collection of Dali’s works for nearly 30 years, but was not itself indicative of the artist’s wild imagination.
68,000 square feet of Dali features 100s of his paintings and other artwork, which range from postcard size illustrations to massive, 15′ masterworks. Everything from the Persistence of Memory to the Hallucinogenic Toreador are housed in this building, including the largest collection of Dali masterworks in the world. The new design, courtesy of HOK Florida, is representative of Dali’s creative spirit and is a fitting home to history’s most famed surrealist painter.
If you find yourself in the Tampa area, a visit to the Salvador Dali Museum is a must. The sheer volume of this collection, especially the masterworks, provides an ample treat to fans of this great surrealist.
via The Coolist