4040 NE 2nd Ave.
Miami, FL 33137
Category: Community Venues
Region: Out of Town
The historic Moore Building (4040 NE Second Ave., Miami) is one of the most alluring and architecturally surreal buildings in the Magic City. It was built in 1920, just as a young Salvador Dali was leading the Dada movement toward Surrealism. So there is probably no better venue to welcome “Dali Miami,” an exclusive five-day, one-of-a-kind exhibit featuring the largest body of work by the Mustached One ever to be shown in South Florida. Visitors to the show should expect to encounter more than 200 original works, with an emphasis on the artist’s sculptures. Also expect to encounter a continuous showing of the 1929 film Un Chien Andalou. Dali collaborated on the 17-minute French surrealist film, which explores the destructive elements of the human psyche — a major theme of the surrealism movement. The opening gala, in addition to the limited exhibition, promises to deliver a special treat for lovers of the great 20th-century artist. “Dali Miami” runs Thursday through Sunday. Tickets to the opening-night reception cost $80; for the rest of its run, tickets cost $20 online or $25 at door. Visit dalimiami.com.
March 9-11, 11 a.m.-8 p.m., 2012