Dalí Theatre and Museum

Dalí Theatre and Museum

Figueres | Spain

About the Museum

The Dalí Theatre and Museum is a museum of the artist Salvador Dalí in his home town of Figueres, in Catalonia, Spain. The museum displays the largest and most diverse collection of works by Salvador Dalí, the core of which was from the artist's personal collection. In addition to Dalí's paintings from all decades of his career, there are sculptures, three-dimensional collages, mechanical devices and other curiosities from Dalí's imagination. A highlight is a three-dimensional anamorphic living-room installation with custom furniture that looks like the face of Mae West when viewed from a certain spot.

The museum also houses a small selection of works by other artists collected by Dalí, ranging from El Greco and Bougereau to Marcel Duchamp and John de Andrea. In accordance with Dalí's specific request, a second-floor gallery is devoted to the work of his friend and fellow Catalan artist Antoni Pitxot, who also became director of the museum after Dalí's death.

(Photo: Wikimedia Commons: Jean-Pierre Dalbéra)

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