"In order to acquire a growing and lasting respect in society, it is a good thing, if you possess great talent, to give, early in your youth, a very hard kick to the right shin of the society that you love. After that, be a snob."

- Salvador Dalí
Apparition of a Face and Fruit Dish on a Beach, 1938

Salvador Dalí (Spanish, 1904-1989)
Oil on canvas, 45 x 57 inches

Hartford (CT), The Wadsworth Atheneum © Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is pleased to present a wide variety of programming related to our Salvador Dalí special exhibition.

Art After 5
  • Surreal Art in Motion: A Multimedia Tribute to Dalí
    Friday, April 1

  • Marta Topferova
    Friday, May 6

Art History Courses
  • Surrealism and Its Discontents
    Thursdays: 4 sessions, January 6, 13, 20, 27, 10:30-11:30; or
    Saturdays: 2 sessions, January 8 and 15, 10:30-12:45

  • Dalí Dalí Dalí!: A Celebration of the Artist’s Life and Work
    Thursdays: 4 sessions, March 3, 10, 17, 31, 1:30-2:30; or
    Saturdays: 2 sessions, March 5 and 12, 1:30-3:45

Concerts and Performances
  • Fireworks
    Friday, March 11, 8:00 p.m.

  • Eliot Fisk
    Friday, March 18, 8:00 p.m.

  • The Conquest of the Irrational: Salvador Dalí and the Limits of Surrealism
    Friday, February 25, 8:00 p.m.

  • Collab Spring Lecture
    Soft Furniture and Delirious Architecture: Salvador Dalí and Design

    Friday, April 8, 6:30 p.m

  • The Dalí Renaissance: An International Symposium
    Sunday, April 10, 12:30-9:00 p.m., and
    Monday, April 11, 9:30 a.m.-5:10 p.m.

  • Salvador Dalí and the Art of Enjoying Catalan Wines
    Saturday, April 30, 1:30-4:30 p.m.

Teacher Workshop
(program open to teachers only)
  • Salvador Dalí
    Friday, February 18, 5:00-7:30 p.m.