When I was in Tampa for HSN in January, I found myself with a pocket of free time between airings. So, I took myself to the Dali Museum in St. Petersburg. They had their usual Salvador Dali collection in place, but also a special Frida Kahlo exhibit. I didn't know a lot about Frida Kahlo before I went, but now I do and what a woman! What a life! What a struggle! And through it all, she used art to tell her story.
The exhibit was set up biographically. You traveled through Frida's work (and life ) in a timeline fashion.
I didn't take a ton of photos in the Dali section of the museum. There's a lid for every pot and Dali isn't really "my thing." Plus, I saw a truly jaw dropping retrospective of his work several years ago at MoMA and it is really difficult for anything to live up to that. Nevertheless I enjoyed seeing his work -- especially his lesser known and less "drippy Dali clocks" art.
No visit to a museum is complete without sampling the cafe, right?! I had a nice lunch in their lovely atrium.
I have wanted to check out the Dali Museum for quite a while and I'm glad that I did, especially at a time that they were hosting their Frida Kahlo exhibit. I think that's the main inspiration I'm taking away from this museum visit. Frida Kahlo created fearlessly and told her story in her work even when it made other people uncomfortable.
Thanks for stopping by!