Salvador Dalí museums to open from Easter with restrictions

After closing their doors in November due to pandemic, the 3 galleries return with new art from March 27

The dome of the Dalí Theater-Museum in Figueres being cleaned (Image: Gala - Salvador Dalí Foundation)
The dome of the Dalí Theater-Museum in Figueres being cleaned (Image: Gala - Salvador Dalí Foundation) / ACN

ACN | Barcelona

March 21, 2021 06:21 PM

The Dalí museums will reopen on March 27 with restrictions, coinciding with the start of Easter.

The three locations, Púbol castle, Portlligat house and the Theatre-Museum in Figueres, surrealist artist Salvador Dalí’s birthplace, have been closed since November due to the pandemic, excluding a brief return over the Christmas period from December 18 until January 5.

They will be open every day, now with some new artistic additions, from March 27 to April 5 and then from April 7 to May 31 only from Wednesday to Sunday. Moreover, until June 1 the museums will also be running on exceptional hours - the Theatre-Museum and castle will only open from 10:30am to 3pm, although the Portlligat will not close until 6 in the evening. From June 1, the ordinary timetable will be back in place.

Reservations will also need to be made in advance in order to control capacity.

New additions 

The Theatre-Museum will also display another 5 prints in their 12-piece temporary oil exhibition "Dalí: I am surrealism!". The new, and very rare, works come from the series "Memories of Surrealism" which dates from 1971.

The Foundation said about the additions: "They are really quite unknown works that reflect how surrealism has presented itself throughout Dalí’s career."

"They also demonstrate a way of thinking that belonged to a vibrant era, an era which corresponded with the hippy movement and one which Dalí captures through his human iconography, using people to paint a picture of a period defined by a free spirit and infinite horizons."

At Púbol castle, another temporary exhibit will be running - "Gala/Dalí/Dior: of art and fashion". The garage space has also been converted into a new audiovisual space which will project a 20 minute section of the documentary "The Secret Life of Portlligat: Salvador Dalí’s house."