The Salvador Dali Museum in Saint Petersburg

by Jorge Sanchez - 3 years, 10 months ago

In my way between Key West and Los Angeles by bus, I made some stops in different places that I had to cross. One of them was St. Petersburg. I knew of the existence of a very interesting museum in that town devoted to the Spanish painter Salvador Dalí. This museum shelters the greatest collection of Salvador Dali paintings outside of Europe. It contains about 100 oleo paintings plus many drawings, aquarelles and art objects. The American couple formed by Albert and Eleanor Morse were the main sponsors of Dalí in USA. During the years they bought him many paintings, until they decided to create a museum to show them. The entrance fee in that museum was much cheaper than the Dali museums in Figueras, Spain. With the same ticket I could go out and return during the same day, something that you can’t do in Spain, once you go out you lose your ticket. In one of the murals outside of the Museum I could see a picture of Dalí with Mrs. Moore. I spent a whole day in that museum, then I slept one night in the Salvation Army and the next day I resumed my journey by bus.

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