Picasso / Dalí, Dalí / Picasso

  • Visual arts
  • St. Petersburg
  • Sat, Nov 08, 2014 —
    Mon, Feb 16, 2015
Picasso / Dalí, Dalí / Picasso

This landmark exhibition features rarely loaned works from more than 20 international art museums and private collections worldwide pairing these two legendary artists.

Over 80 works –with a focus on paintings, and also featuring drawings, prints and sculpture– are on display exclusively at The Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida, from November 8, 2014 through February 16, 2015 (and at the Museu Picasso in Barcelona from March 19–June 28, 2015).

The story of Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali is one of influence, rivalry, and artistic greatness. This exhibition presents these two giants of modern art who changed the way we understand images and the role of the artist. They are presented side by side in this exhibit, perhaps for the first time.

This exhibition shows how these artists were shaped by the currents of their time. Yet, their individual and insistent reactions to these currents inspire us all to find our own ways. Each artist, drawing his art from an interior and personal vision, tried to rescue the power of art from meaningless invention. In so doing they changed the ways that art was understood.

Picasso/Dali, Dali/Picasso was organized by The Dali Museum and the Museu Picasso, Barcelona, with the collaboration of the Fundació Gala-Salvador Dali and is supported by an indemnity from the U.S. Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.

Related events

Picasso/Dali, Dali/Picasso 3-day conference on February 5-7, 2015. Topics of this three-day conference will include the artists’ mutual connection to France and Spain (particularly Catalonia); their engagement with Cubism and Surrealism; their political, artistic and personal differences; their writings and relationships with writers; and the impact each have had on contemporary art and culture.

Conference highlights:

  • Talks and panel discussions by preeminent scholars including Dawn Ades, Haim Finkelstein, Brigitte Leal, David Lomas, Robert Lubar, Didier Ottinger, Pilar Parcerisas, Michael Taylor and Sarah Wilson.
  • The event will include a presentation by the internationally acclaimed French conceptual artist Orlan in conversation with art historian Sarah Wilson of London’s Courtauld Institute of Art.
  • Tour of the Picasso/Dali, Dali/Picasso exhibition with the curator of the exhibition Dr. William Jeffett.
  • A conversation with Orlan and Dr. Jeffett.


Venue map

Dalí Museum, One Dali, St. Petersburg, FL 33701


General admission: $21; Reduced prices for children. Extended hours: Friday, from 10 am to 8 pm; Sunday, from 10 am to 5:30 pm.

More information

Venue's website


Organized by the Dalí Museum St. Petersburg and Museu Picasso Barcelona. Images:
• © Salvador Dalí, Fundación Gala-Salvador Dalí, (Artist Rights Society), 2013 / Collection of the Salvador Dalí Museum, Inc., St. Petersburg, FL, 2014.
Femme dans un fauteuil rouge, 1929, Pablo Picasso, © 2014 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.



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