Miami gets even more surreal with a dose of Dalí

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As if Miami isn’t surreal enough, here comes a first-of-its-kind exhibit featuring the largest privately owned collections of the work by the father of surrealism, Salvador Dalí.

Dalí Miami

“Dalí Miami,” featuring more than 200 pieces including original paintings and sculptures, opens tonight with a VIP party and runs through Sunday at the Moore Building, 4040 N.E. Second Ave. It promises to be a museum quality collection of works that span Dalí’s long, storied career.

The collection is said to include some of the most significant works under private ownership, outside of the museums in Dalí’s native Spain. According to DaliMiami.com, the exhibit “will provide viewers with an unparalleled exposure to this master on a scale unavailable outside of the major museums of the world.”

Salvador Dalí's Montre Molle

Salvador Dalí's Montre Molle.

Those museums likely include the amazing Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg, Fla., which we reviewed in July. If the size and scope of the works on exhibit in Miami come close, it’s well worth checking out.

According to this preview in New Times, one of Dalí’s best known sculptures, Venus de Milo With Drawers, and his oil painting Montre Molle will both be on display. A classic 17-minute film from 1929 (Un Chien Adalou) in which Dalí collaborated with famed director and friend Luis Buñel will also be available for viewing.

The Moore Building, built in 1921 at the height of Dalí’s fame, is an appropriate venue for Dalí Miami. It’s a unique building with four floors of spaces and considered one of most iconic in the city.

Tickets are $20 in advance at DaliMiami.com and $25 at the door. VIP tickets are also available that include multi-day access, tonight’s opening party, plus other perks.

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