The Rittenhouse Review

A Philadelphia Journal of Politics, Finance, Ethics, and Culture

Friday, February 18, 2005  

Salvador Dalí

If you’re looking for a reason, or just an excuse, to visit Philadelphia -- And who isn’t? -- consider making a trek to see the Salvador Dalí exhibition, Dalí, at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the only U.S. stop on the exhibit’s world tour.

The retrospective, featuring more than 200 works, will be on display from February 16 through May 15 (ticket information available here). You might want to visit on the early side, not only because Philadelphia is so, um, beautiful in late winter, but also because Jan Vermeer’s A Young Woman Seated at the Virginals (also known as Young Woman Seated at the Virginal), a small but important painting on loan from a private collection (thought to be Steve Wynn’s), will leave the museum after a still-undisclosed date in March.

For more about the Dalí exhibit, see “Dalí, For Real,” by Edward J. Sozanski in the Philadelphia Inquirer, “A Brazen Visionary With a Surreal Self,” by Roberta Smith in the New York Times, and “Hello, Dalí” [Tell me you didn’t see that coming!], by Sono Motoyama in the Philadelphia Daily News.

[Post-publication addendum: Also with the “Hello, Dalí” hook: John Lee, writing in the Toronto Globe & Mail.]

[Post-publication addendum: And see “Dalí Rules,” by Elisabeth Kley at ArtNet.]

| HOME |

The Rittenhouse Review | Copyright 2002-2006 | PERMALINK |