One Dali Blvd St. Petersburg, FL USA 33701
General Contact: Toll Free: 800-442-3254
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 10:00am - 5:30pm
Thursday: 10:00am - 8pm
Friday & Saturday: 10:00am - 5:30pm
Sunday: 12 noon - 5:30pm
The Museum store remains open 1/2 hour after closing on the following days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Seniors 65+, Military, Police and Firefighters: $19
Children 13 to 18 & students 18+ with ID: $15
Children 6 to 12: $7
Children 5 and younger: free
After 5 p.m. on Thursday: $10
Visit the world's most comprehensive collection of works by the late Spanish surrealist. Come see why the Michelin Guide gave us the only three star rating on Florida's west coast!
Dali Museum Mission Statement: The Salvador Dalí Museum shall educate the public and promote understanding, enjoyment and scholarly examination of art through the exhibition of works by Dalí and artists of similar vision. The Salvador Dalí Museum shall preserve and expand its collection of art of Dalí and related archival material. In cooperation with other museums and educational institutions, the Salvador Dalí Museum shall be an active resource in the cultural life of our local, state, national and world communities by the presentation of intriguing and varied exhibitions and programs.
The Museum will create a new building to protect its collection and welcome its visitors. It is continually adding to the collection with acquisitions of paintings, drawings and prints. The Museum's extensive archival library is key to the advances in academic research on topics from Dali to Surrealism, to interpretations of contemporary art. Today, the Dali Museum continues to preserve and protect its collection, making it available for the enjoyment and education of all people, with special opportunities for our local community, enhancing the public appreciation of Dali.
Our Past The Museum celebrated 24 years in St. Petersburg in March 7, 2006. However, the history of the collection began in Cleveland, Ohio in 1942. Industrialist A. Reynolds Morse and Eleanor Reese began their marriage and their lifelong involvement with Dalí and his wife, Gala, as friends and collectors with the purchase of their first painting Daddy Longlegs of the Evening-Hope! in 1943. They spent the following 40 years seeking out the artist's work and assembling the largest private collection of Dali's art in the world.
Ten years later, they began the search for a new, permanent home for their collection. After seeing an article in the Wall Street Journal, "U.S. Art World Dillydallies over Dalí," St. Petersburg attorney James W. Martin persuaded local leaders to approach the Morses to choose St. Petersburg. With the financial support of the City of St. Petersburg and the State of Florida, the collection moved to Florida in 1980.
The Museum opened its doors in St. Petersburg Florida, in March 1982, with the Morse bequest - the most comprehensive private collection of Dali's work in the world. The Raymond James Community Room, a two-story, 11,000 square foot addition, opened in January 1989 to accommodate the museum's many programs and activities. In April 1995, major renovations to the original gallery space consisted of several interior walls, which provided additional space to display special exhibits and more of the museum's collection
With the expanded facility the Museum began a program of loaning works and having changing exhibitions. The Young Dalí opened first in 1995, with works from the Museum's collection traveling to London, New York and Spain. Some highlights of the Museum's exhibition history are: Andy Warhol at the Dalí; Contemporary Artists from Zaragoza; André Masson: the 1930's; Masterpieces of Surrealism; A Disarming Beauty, The Venus de Milo; Forms of Cubism, and Joan Miró Painted Sculpture.