Mexico Gets Surreal – Dali in Merida: Views of a Dream

 In Art & Gallery News, Artists & Special Collections, Exhibits, Salvador Dali

Merida's Olimpo Cultural Center, Salvador DaliMEXICO — A selection of images from one of Park West Gallery’s most treasured print collections, Salvador Dali’s Divine Comedy, is starring in a new exhibit opening in Mexico’s southeastern city of Merida.

The show, entitled Dali en Merida. Las miradas del sueño (“Dali in Merida: Views of a Dream”), will be on view at Merida’s Olimpo Cultural Center. The exhibit will honor the life and work of Salvador Dali by displaying 93 engravings created by the artist to illustrate the literary works – The Divine ComedyFables of La Fontaine and The Capricious Dreams of Pantagruel de Rabelais.

The works of art are on loan from the collection of the La Coruña art museum’s foundation, a co-sponsor of the exhibition along with the city of Merida (which reportedly spent $96,000 to organize the show).

Courses on engraving, lectures, guided tours and the Buñuel y Dali film series will also be offered to the public as part of the celebration. Admission is free until March 23.

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