Dali and Duchamp’s unlikely friendship on display at The Dali

By : Samuel Johnson
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ABOVE: (L) Salvador Dalí and Edward James, Lobster Telephone, 1938, telephone, steel, plaster, rubber, resin and paper. Edward James Foundation, West Dean / © 2018 Salvador Dalí, Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí, Artists Rights Society. (R) Marcel Duchamp, Fountain, 1917/1964 Photography: © Schiavinotto Giuseppe © Association Marcel Duchamp / ADAGP, Paris / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York 2018

Two powerhouses of surrealism converge in a dual exhibition at The Dali Museum in St. Petersburg. Marcel Duchamp, widely recognized as the father of conceptual art, and Salvador Dali, one of the most enigmatic and influential surrealist painters, are showcased together.

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04.05.18 Tampa Bay Bureau Chief’s Desk

By : Ryan Williams-Jent
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It’s often argued that one shouldn’t discuss religion or politics,

so I’d like to talk about both.

When I was in high school, I learned through friends in my Southern Baptist youth group that the deacons of my small-town, smaller-minded church were trying to pray my gay away. Spoiler alert: it didn’t work.

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The Dali Museum displays the works of the most celebrated female artist of all time in Florida’s first solo Frida Kahlo exhibit

By : Jeremy Williams
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Frida Kahlo has been called one of the most significant artists of the 20th century and one of the most important figures in Mexican history. Kahlo, who abandoned her dreams to be a doctor after a tragic bus accident left her bedridden for months, took to painting.

“Following the accident she was kind of thrust into needing to do something. She lost the ability to study medicine, and she had never been trained formally as a painter, so I think she was really doing this as journaling or scrapbooking. It was something that she could do while she was mostly horizontal in bed,” says Peter Tush.

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