A mecca for Surrealist art fans, the Salvador Dalí Museum houses the most comprehensive collection of the renowned Spanish artist’s work in the world. The collection was compiled by A. Reynolds Morse and Eleanor Morse over a 45-year period and includes 96 oil paintings spanning from 1917 to 1970; 100 watercolors and drawings; 1,300 graphics, photographs, sculptures and objects d’art; and an extensive archival library.
In January 2011 an additional museum building opened. The “new Dalí” was designed by Yann Weymouth (who worked alongside I. M. Pei on the renovation of the Louvre in Paris) and reflects Dali’s fantastical style. A glass structure, the addition protrudes from the main building “treasure box,” which houses the bulk of the collection.
Salvador Dali Museum (The Dali Museum) Information
- Public Transportation: Poor
- Handicapped Accessibility: Yes
- Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 9:30am–5:30pm, Thursday 9:30am –8pm, Friday 9:30am–6:30pm, Saturday 9:30am– 5:30pm, Sunday noon–5:30pm. Note: The museum remains open 30 minutes after closing on these days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday.
- Admission: $15, seniors (65+), military and police $13.50, students (10+, 18+ w/ID) $10, children (5 – 9) $4, children (4 & under) free. Thursdays are $5 for all from 5pm – 8pm
- Basic Tour: Free. Hour-long, docent-led tours are regularly available (approximately 6 per day)
- Subscription/Memberships: Individual Membership is $40. All members receive a personalized membership card, unlimited free admission to the Dali Museum plus special exhibit previews and discounted tickets on lectures, films, workshops, and classes. Discounted membership is offered to seniors and students ($35, each).