A Stunning Salvador Dali Art Exhibit Opens In El Paso This Month
A stunning art exhibit featuring the illustrations of Salvador Dali opens this month in El Paso.
Salvador Dali was a Spanish Surrealist painter whose iconic style and eccentric personality made him one of the most influential surrealist artists of the 20th century; he is best known for his most famous painting, The Persistence of Memory (1931), depicting limp melting watches.
Even after his death, his works of art are worth millions, and the fascination over the famed artist continues today. Interestingly, an original Salvador Dali illustration was shipped via UPS out of El Paso in 2021.
And soon, fans of Dali will be able to get up close with his artwork in a new exhibit titled: An Homage To Dante: Salvador Dali's Illustrations for The Divine Comedy, opening at the Museum of Art this month.
Throughout his wild and prolific career, Salvador Dalí illustrated more than 100 books, including one of the most celebrated, Dante Alighieri's The Divine Comedy. In Homage to Dante, Dali captures Dante's narrative of his journey through Hell (Inferno), Purgatory, and Paradise.
A second exhibit will include the works of another incredible artist, El Paso's very own Ho Baron, featuring Gods for Future Religions.
The exhibition will showcase Baron's career, who, for more than fifty years, has created surreal narratives in bronze and cast stone sculptures, pen and ink drawings, photographs, and assemblages.
Both exhibits will be open to the public, including the Opening Reception and the El Paso Museum of Art Family Day.
- Opening reception: Thursday, September 22 at 5 p.m.
- EPMA Family day Exquisite corpse: Saturday, September 24, from 12 to 3 p.m.
Don't miss the incredible works of Salvador Dali and the eclectic works by El Paso native Ho Baron at the El Paso Museum of Art this fall. For more information on both exhibitions, programs, and activities at the El Paso Museum of Art at EPMA.art.
- Salvador Dali & Ho Baron Art Exhibits
- El Paso Museum of Art
- September 22 through January 15, 2023