Dali17 at The Museum of Monterey – Things Are About To Get Surreal …

Dali17 at The Museum of Monterey - Things Are About To Get Surreal ...

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There is a new art exhibition in Monterey and it is fantastic!

Dali17 is a permanent exhibition of a private collection of hundreds of paintings, lithographs, etchings, mixed media and sculptures by Salvador Dali. The name, Dali17, is a nod to scenic 17 Mile Drive. A few of these pieces would have been amazing, but the sheer quantity of thought provoking art is overwhelming in a most wonderful way.

Dali17 at The Museum of Monterey - Things Are About To Get Surreal ...

I was familiar with Dali’s significant worldwide influence on art and surrealism, but hadn’t been aware of his deep ties to the Monterey Peninsula. During WWII, he left Spain for the United States and made Monterey his home for most of the 1940’s. He and his wife lived at the Hotel Del Monte for a couple of years and then moved to nearby Pebble Beach. While here, he immersed himself in the local social and art scene, throwing lavish parties and volunteering with school art programs.

Dali17 at The Museum of Monterey - Things Are About To Get Surreal ...

The gallery contains many instantly recognizable Dali images, including the elephants and melting clocks. Whichever medium he chose, the pieces are interesting at a glance and become even more interesting the longer you look at them.

Dali17 is an inspiring place to spend a day. There are multiple rooms on two floors and each room is filled with art. I think I could have spent days there discovering new things the more I gazed at his work. If you’ll be in the area for more than a quick visit, I’d recommend an annual membership for extra perks.

Dali17 at The Museum of Monterey - Things Are About To Get Surreal ...

Dali17
at The Museum of Monterey
5 Custom House Plaza
Monterey, CA 93940

Dali17 at The Museum of Monterey - Things Are About To Get Surreal ...

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14 comments for “Dali17 at The Museum of Monterey – Things Are About To Get Surreal …

  1. April 22, 2017 at 12:49 pm

    This is something the whole family can enjoy

  2. Jeffrey
    April 22, 2017 at 6:22 pm

    What an incredible collection of art!

  3. vickie couturier
    April 23, 2017 at 3:42 am

    how nice that must have been,,i have never seen his works up close before

  4. Mary Mac
    April 23, 2017 at 4:10 am

    I am a fan of Dali and would love to see this.

  5. Nancy
    April 23, 2017 at 6:16 am

    This would be a great place to visit and see this super collection of pieces by Dali.

  6. Debbie Welchert
    May 5, 2017 at 1:44 pm

    What a neat collection of art. I wish I lived closer so I could go see it.

  7. Mia
    May 6, 2017 at 12:44 pm

    This would be so incredible to see. Fascinating.

  8. Jessica W.
    May 14, 2017 at 4:38 pm

    I learned something new today about the life of Dali! I love art exhibits, I wish I could see more.

  9. May 17, 2017 at 2:49 am

    That is a tremendous amount of art! I guess you would have to make a few trips to truly appreciate all the talent. You can see so much looking at just one piece; imagine so many.

  10. polly
    May 17, 2017 at 3:15 pm

    We are only a few hours away so I would love to go there and see the art exhibits!

  11. mrsshukra
    May 25, 2017 at 8:07 pm

    I remember seeing my first original Dali! Amazing museum!

  12. melissa craig
    June 13, 2017 at 4:42 am

    such wonderful works of art! I have been to the Dali museum in Florida but never CA.

  13. CAlvin F.
    June 18, 2017 at 10:45 am

    Endless pieces of fanastic art! 😀

  14. June 23, 2017 at 3:00 am

    I love the art BUT…. I sell LipSense and I LOVE the loveseat :)

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