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Salvador Dali: Legacy

Fans of Salvador Dalí have several options when it comes to seeing his works in person. For starters, they can visit the master's hometown of Figueres, Spain (85 miles or 140 kilometers north of Barcelona), to visit the Dalí Theatre-Museum. Dalí himself collaborated on the project, spending more than a decade deciding even the most meticulous details of the edifice and its exhibits. The Dalí Theatre-Museum was officially inaugurated on Sept. 28, 1974, and apart from some 1,500 paintings, drawings, sculptures, photographs, engravings, stereoscopes and holograms, Dalí devotees can also view the artist's crypt, which is located in the museum's center.

The Gala-Salvador-Dalí Foundation manages about 2,500 additional works by Dalí and occasionally lends them out for temporary exhibitions. It also runs other Dalí-devoted museums, including the Portlligat House-museum in Cadaques, Spain, and the Gala Dalí Castle in Pubol, Spain.

For U.S.-based Dalí fans, a good venue to visit is the Dalí Museum located in St. Petersburg, Fla., which has been open to the public since March 10, 1982. Based around the collection compiled by A. Reynolds and Eleanor Morse, the museum features nearly 100 Dalí oil paintings, along with drawings, graphics, sculptures, photographs and other pieces of art. Another possibility -- if you're in the vicinity of Paris -- is to check out L'Espace Dalí, which features a variety of Dalí sculpture.

On the next page, get links to good information about lots more artists and the artistic movements they fueled.

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