Metamorphosis of the Dali Museum - official reopening today

The world's most comprehensive collection of works by the surrealist will once more be on show from 11am Eastern Time
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The new Salvador Dali Museum designed by Yann Weymouth - set to open at 11am on 11 January 2011
The new Salvador Dali Museum designed by Yann Weymouth - set to open at 11am on 11 January 2011

Three years after the project was first announced, the new, eagerly awaited Salvador Dali Museum opens today (11 January 2011) at 11.11 EST in St Petersburg, Florida.

Twice the size of its predecessor, the Surrealism-influenced concrete and glass façade features over 1,000 triangular panels and a helix-like staircase within its 67,000 square foot interior. Built to withstand a force 6 hurricane, the design is the work of Yann Weymouth of HOK, whose other projects include working with I.M. Pei on the Louvre pyramid in Paris.

The building will house 2,100 works and objects by the Surrealist master, including his greatest masterpiece, The Disintegration of the Persistence of Memory,  as well as a theatre, community hall, café and shop.

 

Follow the link to Interior Design's Daily Fix for more images and details about the Museum


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