Gallery: Fantastical New Salvador Dalí Museum in Florida is Also Hurric...

 
Salvador Dalí's surrealist artwork now has a new home in a spectacular and fantastical museum in St. Petersburg, FL. The HOK-designed museum, appropriately opened on 1-11-11 at 11:11 am, features a geodesic inspired glass atrium and walls so thick they can withstand a Category 5 hurricane. Sustainable design features abound in the new museum, which provides a "Dalí-esque" experience without being trite or cliched. The Salvador Dali Museum houses the world's largest collection of the master's artwork with over 2,000 pieces of art and highlights 100 of Dalí's most important oil paintings.

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  1. Micheal October 5, 2011 at 12:27 am

    You put the lime in the coconut and drink the artilce up.

  2. namgiang May 29, 2011 at 5:30 am

    Why must every modern architecture have blank concrete walls and glass?? Where is the colour? Where is the texture? Where is the character? I have been to Dali’s own museum he designed in Figueres which has large eggs on the roof and loaves on bread on the outside of the building and he’s own residence welcomes the absurd also and if i had to compare it to this “inspired by Dali” building I would say i was looking at an office building.

  3. Lacey January 14, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    I would loved to haven seen this unique architecture closer to Orlando or Miami, as I think it would be more fitting. Who knows? Maybe it would’ve been more expensive or simply not enough room? Either way it’s beautiful.

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