On Display: February 5th through October 1st
The announcement is finally here. It is time for me to share the Besser Museum will be exhibiting all 41 Salvador Dali pieces from the museum’s collections starting in January 2016!
A make-over of the Besser Museum’s collection of Dali prints was made possible by 29 sponsors who participated in the Besser Museum’s inaugural Adopt-an-Artwork fundraiser, which was open to museum members and held in February 2015. The exciting part for everyone, even for the museum staff, will be seeing the Besser Museum’s whole Dali collection on display for the first time in decades! The best part, is now all of the Dali artwork to be displayed will be sporting brand new acid free matting, brand new custom framing, AND museum quality glass that has an anti-reflection glaze. Specifically due to the generosity of the Dali sponsors we can now share all of the Salvador Dali pieces held in our collections with Northeast Michigan and most importantly share them with you.
Starting in January of 2016 the Besser will open “Dali & Dante” an exhibit which will run through October 2016. That is 8 months of Dali! In addition we will begin several months’ worth of Salvador Dali and Dante related activities, conversations and programs. The series will range in topics such as; “What is Surrealism” to “Dali Under the Microscope” and of course “Dante: This is Your Legacy.”
If you missed out on the Adopt-a-Dali program and are interested in the Adopt-an-Artwork program, you are in luck! In January we will be announcing the next Adopt-an-Artwork artist at the Besser Museum. This program is an affordable way to invest in the museum and help promote art in Northeast Michigan one art piece at a time.
Look to the Museum’s website and Facebook for upcoming announcements of dates regarding our Dali & Dante opening reception, exhibit related programs, and our Adopt-an-Artwork program.
Danyeal Dorr, Collections and Exhibit Manager
January 28th, 5:30pm
January 30th, , 11am, 12pm, 1pm
February 4th, 5:30pm
Feburary 5th, 5:55pm
February 18th, 5:30pm
Dali & Dante
February 27th, 2:30pm
Interesting Dali Links & Information
Who was Dali? What did his art look like? Why did he paint the way he did? Click on these pictures to take you to intereactive websites exploring the life of Dali.