‘Before Dali – Goya: Visions & Inventions’ Exhibit

The Dali Museum is currently displaying two new exhibits that reveal the inspiration for and the importance of the works of the Museum’s namesake, Salvador Dali.

“Before Dali: Goya – Visions & Inventions“ is an exciting new exhibit that will be displayed at the Dali Museum in St. Petersburg until September 15. The second new exhibit is based on the works of the museum’s namesake. “Visual Magic: Dali’s Masterworks in Augmented Reality.” This exhibit will continue until November 3. It is based on the largest works by Salvadore Dali in the Museum’s collection.

The new Goya exhibit features two alternating suites of first-edition prints, published in Goya’s lifetime, alongside three significant paintings representing unique themes of Goya’s works. The works are on loan from the Meadows Museum in Dallas, TX, home of one of the most substantial collections of Goya outside of Spain.

Francisco Jose de Goya y Lucientes (1746-1828) is one of the most important Spanish artists of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, celebrated for his revolutionary paintings, drawings and engravings. Goya’s life and works deeply influenced Salvador Dali in his early years, and they are considered by many scholars to be the basis for “modern” art, bridging Classicism and Romanticism. For more information on the new exhibit of Goya’s works, visit this website here.  

The special exhibition of Dali’s Masterworks uses burgeoning augmented reality (AR) technology to engage visitors while highlighting The Dali’s complete collection of its popular, “Masterworks.” Coined by Dali Museum founder A. Reynolds Morse, the term “Masterworks” refers to paintings exceeding five feet in height or width that occupied Dali’s imagination for at least one year – in other words, they are both monumental in scale and critical Dali paintings. Through this exhibit, Museum visitors have an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the meaning behind these Salvador Dali works through the lens of Augmented Reality. For more information on the new Dali exhibit, click here.


The Dali Museum is located at 1 Dali Blvd. in St. Petersburg. The Dali Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For more information, visit the Museum’s website, www.TheDali.org.