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7:45pm on Thursdays
Store & Gardens remain open
for 30 minutes after galleries close
Closed Thanksgiving Day & Christmas Day
Closed Mar 8-10, 2019
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|Students 18+ with ID*||$17|
|Children 5 & younger||FREE|
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|After 5pm on Thu: Students: 13-17||$10|
|After 5pm on Thu: Children: 6-12||$8|
|After 5pm on Thu: Children 5 and younger||FREE|
Home of the Center for the Avant-garde
The Dali Museum library is a unique resource for scholars, art professionals, collectors and students studying Salvador Dali, Surrealism and the Avant-garde. This supports the Museum’s mission to serve as an active resource in the cultural life our community and the world at large. The library houses the Center for the Avant-garde, which undertakes scholarship and supports scholars in the investigation of the historic Avant-garde and its legacies.
The library holds over 7,000 volumes; exhibition and sale catalogs; video, sound recordings and special collections pertaining to Salvador Dali’s work, his life, and other artists as well as genres related to Surrealism and the Avant-garde. Special Collections include rare books, collectible books, manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, whole magazine collections and magazine and newspaper clippings. The library also contains the donated collection of New York collector and Dali archivist, Albert Field. The Field Collection consists of over 400 books, catalogs, limited prints, objects and research documents.
Applied research is conducted by the Museum staff specifically related to exhibitions and art history publications. The result of this research includes wall labels and text panels, exhibition brochures and educational material for docents.
The Library is open to scholars and researchers who have a specifically-defined project. To schedule an appointment or for more information, please complete our inquiry form below or contact The Dali Museum’s Librarian, Shaina Buckles Harkness at firstname.lastname@example.org. Research questions must fall within the purview of The Dali Museum Library’s collection. Please include detailed information about your inquiry within the form.
If you seek information from a Dali graphic work catalog raisonnee, please complete our inquiry form below, and include images of the lithograph, etching or print in question. Due to the overwhelming number of inquiry forms we receive, please expect a response in as many as three weeks.
Search for books, periodicals, catalogs,
and special collections within the library.
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View a variety of books from our Special
Collections by their covers and titles.
Included are rare and collectible books,
books illustrated and written by Dali,
exhibition catalogs, and more.
Engage with The Dali online by viewing
our online-only exhibitions, curated by
our Librarian. Peruse Museum ephemera, comb
through Library and archive items and
supplement your Dalinian knowledge.