Florida gets surreal with new Salvador Dali museum

Date: 12 October 2011
Source: Google
ST. PETERSBURG, Florida — The concrete Florida building may not stand out as a surreal playground, but geodesic glass and a melted watch draped over a twisted bench are sure signs of a museum housing the largest Salvador Dali collection outside his native Spain.

Since moving to sprawling new digs in this US coastal resort city in January, the Dali Museum has been pitching the artist's fantastical images and objects to tourists more focused on the Sunshine State's theme parks and aquariums than on art.

It seems to be working. Since the new facility opened nine months ago, some 213,000 people have ventured through its doors -- a 50-percent increase in traffic.

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