"Instead of stubbornly attempting to use surrealism for purposes of subversion, it is necessary to try to make of surrealism something as solid, complete and classic as the works of museums."

- Salvador Dalí
Little Cinders (Cenicitas), 1927 - 1928

Salvador Dalí (Spanish, 1904-1989)
Oil on panel, 25 x 19 inches

Madrid, Museo Nacional Centro De Arte Reina Sofia © Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York


Dalí Tourism Brochure
- PDF (292 KB)

Dalí Exhibition Checklist
This Checklist provides a list of objects featured in the exhibition.
- PDF (104 KB)

Dalí Symposium
Brochure includes the Symposium schedule and registration form.
- PDF (116 KB)

Web Links

Surreal Philadelphia: The Dalí Experience >>
Philadelphia hotels, shops, restaurants and businesses are creating a lively dreamscape, complete with special lighting projects, Dalí-related menus and lavishly decorated retail window displays, all inspired by the startling and outrageous artistic vision that made Salvador Dalí a household name. Visit www.gophila.com/dali for complete details on the "Dali Experience."

The Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation >>
The Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation was created to promote, boost, divulge, lend prestige to, protect and defend in Spain and in any other country the artistic, cultural and intellectual oeuvre of the painter, his goods and rights of any nature; his life experience, his thoughts, his projects and ideas and artistic, intellectual and cultural works; his memory and the universal recognition of the genius of his contribution to the Fine Arts, culture and contemporary thought.

Classroom Teaching Resources

Below you will find teaching materials related to the exhibition Salvador Dalí.  These materials are intended for use in your classroom before, after or instead of visiting the exhibition.  These materials were prepared for use with grades 6 through 12.  Therefore, you may need to adapt the information to the particular level of your students. 

Please note that some of the artworks presented in the exhibition and in this resource packet contain images of nudity and/or violence and may not be appropriate for all ages and audiences.

For more information on teacher resources related to this exhibition please contact the Division of Education at the Philadelphia Museum of Art at 215-684-7333.

Salvador Dalí: Image Packet
Fourteen images from the exhibition with accompanying text and discussion questions.
English Version - - PDF (348 KB)
Spanish Version - - PDF (348 KB)

Salvador Dalí: Biography
A brief summary of the life of Salvador Dalí.
English Version - - PDF (56 KB)
Spanish Version - - PDF (56 KB)

Salvador Dalí: Curriculum Connections
Suggested classroom activities designed to connect with visual arts, language arts, social studies, science and language curricula.
English Version - - PDF (64 KB)

Salvador Dalí: Chronology (1904-1989)
A brief timeline of the life of Salvador Dalí.
English Version - - PDF (12 KB)
Spanish Version - - PDF (12 KB)

Salvador Dalí: Glossary of Terms
Definitions of terms used in these teacher materials
English Version - - PDF (48 KB)
Spanish Version - - PDF (48 KB)

Salvador Dalí: Pronunciation Guide
Pronunciations of names and places referred to in these teacher materials.
English Version - - PDF (12 KB)

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