Dali & Disney

Salvador Dali Event Schedule

January 2016


That's So Surreal

January 28, 2016 at 5:30pm

“That’s So Surreal! An introduction to Salvador Dali and the Surrealists”


Saturday, January 30

Viewing and discussion of Destino, a surreal, collaborative work of Salvador Dali and Disney. Multiple viewings to be held at the NOAA Film Festival. Showings at 11 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m., and 2:00 p.m.


More information & address here.


Weekend Movie Schedule

February 2016


Grand Opening & Reception

February 5 at 5:55 pm

Open and welcome to the public!  Come and celebrate with us the first time ever; the Besser Museum's collection of all 40 Salvador Dali pieces.  Hors d'ouevres and punch.  General Admission prices apply. 

All Things Dali; Dali and All Things

Thursday, February 4, 5:30 pm

A multidisciplinary discussion with a gathering of local experts in the fields of art, history, science, and religion.

Art with Avis

Dali Under the Microscope

February 18, 5:30 pm

A collaborative exploration of a Dali masterpiece (the work is divided into thematic sections, and individual groups will work separately on the themes and symbolism.  Afterwards, we put it all together to experience the synergy of the whole becoming more than the sum of its parts.


February 27 at 2:30 pm

Local art historian, Avis Hinks, will give a special presentation on Dali for the residents and guests at Turning Brook on Village Blvd.

February 27, 2:30 pm



March 2016

March 3rd, 5:30 pm

For the Love of Art

Everyone has a different standard or preference concerning the visual arts. Together, we will learn, individually and corporately, what defines our artistic “taste”, and that it is ok to “like what you like.” We will use Salvador Dali’s works as a jumping-off point, but will expand our exploration to encompass a variety of artists and artistic movements.


LiveArt1:  Beware the Ides of March

March 15, 5:30 pm

A mid-March in-the-moment demonstration-discussion-creation-exploration of art and the artistic process.  Interact with artists as they engage in their creative process.

April 2016

Susan Lane Writing Contest Reception

April 21st, 6:30 pm

Susan Lane Foundation Writing Contest Reception.  Authors in this contest will be using the "Dali & Dante" Exhibit at the Besser Museum as the point of departure for their submissions.

May 2016

Dali Sketchcrawl

May 1st, 1:00 pm

Dali Sketchcrawl:  The Lusty Month of May.  Open to anyone with an artistic bent!  Come sketch some Dali with us!

Our mission is to collect, preserve, interpret, and exhibit authentic articles and artifacts of art, history, and science to 

inspire curiosity, foster community pride, and cultivate personal legacy.

Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan


Monday - Saturday  -  10 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Sunday  - 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.



491 Johnson Street

Alpena, MI 49707