Travel Awaits reports that the Salvador Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida, and Grande Experiences have announced they are collaborating to develop Dalí Alive, a large-scale multi-sensory experience. Grande Experiences also stands behind the exceedingly popular Van Gogh Alive exhibit. The immersive experience is yet to have a precise date in the Fall of 2022.
The joint statement of the two organizers says that at Dalí Alive, “[a] powerful symphony of light and sound will transport visitors directly inside the surreal visions and landscapes synonymous with the artist.”
“The Dalí’s mission is to preserve and share Salvador Dalí’s celebrated artistic legacy,” Dr. Hank Hine, executive director at The Dalí Museum, said in a statement. “Our partnership with Grande Experiences allows us to amplify Dalí’s transformative story to a wider audience — those that can’t visit The Dalí in St. Petersburg will now have the opportunity to appreciate the legendary artist and his wide-ranging impact through this remarkable and theatrical digital display.”
“Dalí Alive explores how the artist continually reinvented himself — his place, his person, his family, and his very human transience — to overcome obstacles,” The Dalí Museum and Grande Experiences explain. “His personal and artistic moments of reinvention are shared through chronological segments highlighting his childhood in Spain, his introduction to surrealist circles in Paris, his refuge in America during WWII, his return to Spain, and his enduring cultural impact still recognized today.”
Travel Awaits adds that creating the multi-sensory immersive experience will be possible because it combines Grande Experiences’ technical capabilities and expertise with The Dalí Museum’s collection of more than 2,400 of Dalí’s works, including oil paintings, original drawings, book illustrations, artist’s books, prints, sculpture, photos, manuscripts, and a large archive of documents.
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