19 June -> 31 October 2024
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The next temporary exhibition at the Atkinson Museum, in the Gaia cultural district, is now known. Spanish surrealist Salvador Dalí will be the protagonist of this exhibition, which will reveal the main milestones in the artist's life and career.

“Dalí Universe” is the exhibition that will open on June 19th at the Atkinson Museum, at WOW. The exhibition comprises a diverse collection of works, including drawings, sketches, paintings, sculptures and commercial and advertising works. One of the highlights is the selection of pictures taken between 1955 and 1985 by Robert Descharnes, French photographer and friend of Dalí, which offer a rare glimpse into the artist’s personal life, in intimate moments and in his family environment.

Salvador Dalí, born in 1904, in Figueres, in the northeast of Spain, became a global personality, with a unique presence and an unmistakable style. His limitless creativity, along with his provocative humor and his famous mustache, made him an unforgettable figure, building a brand that transcended time.

“This exhibition is an unmissable opportunity to explore the legacy of one of the most iconic artists of the 20th century and discover the man behind the myth. It is a collection that reveals the versatility of the Atkinson Museum, which aims to bring notable international exhibitions to Porto, touching the most diverse spectrums of art, from classical to contemporary”, highlights Adrian Bridge, general director of the Fladgate Partnership group, to which WOW belongs.

The exhibition “Dalí Universe” has the collaboration of Nicolas Descharnes, curation by Tiago Feijó and coordination by Andreia Esteves, responsible for the Atkinson Museum and WOW’s international partnerships.

Tickets are now on sale online. Adults will pay €15 and children half the price. The Dalí exhibition will be available at the Atkinson Museum until October 31 and can be visited daily from 10am to 7pm.

Cap Creus, 1955. Dal’ au bain coiffŽ de la barretine catalane, tenant un b‰ton de p‰tre.

About WOW:

WOW is Porto’s new cultural district and is located in the historic center of Vila Nova de Gaia. It was born from the renovated Port Wine cellars, in a project that was classified as Potential National Interest (PIN). WOW has a gross area of 55 thousand square meters and includes a total of seven museums, twelve restaurants and cafes, shops, a Wine School, an exhibition space and several event spaces. Opened in 2020, WOW celebrates the culture, gastronomy, history and industries of the North region and Portugal. More information at wow.pt.

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