The design of the newest Salvador Dali Museum building in St. Petersburg, designed by the HOK Architectural Design Firm, is a tribute to the surrealist art of Dali. The Museum houses the largest number of art works by Dali outside of Europe.
The St. Petersburg Dali Museum, which opened in January of this year, is the third location of much of the Dali art works collected by A. Reynolds Morse & Eleanor R. Morse which began in 1942 the year of their marriage.
Photographs weren't allowed in the museum proper, but I took these photos from the interior lobby and exterior of the building.
Although I'm not often a fan of surrealistic art, I came away from the museum with a new appreciation of Salvador Dali's art which was impressive in originality, skill, symbolism, and detail.
The Hallucinogenic Toreador, 1968-1970
Both images of Dali's art are taken from Wikipedia and constitute fair use of art images of low resolution to illustrate this educational article about the artist and museum here on this blog. To learn more about Dali, his art, and the museum please click on the various links to read more details.
There were two tropical grotto's with misting systems (note steam on right side of photograph) at the entrance to the museum and gardens on the exterior, but it was raining and very crowded so I just took this one photo. Don't you just know the grid work in the first photo will show up in some of my art work real soon, maybe even some symbolism. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.