Magazine June 12, 2017, Issue

Master of the Surreal

(Roman Genn)

St. Petersburg, Fla. — It makes no sense that the world’s best collection of paintings by Salvador Dalí resides on the shores of Tampa Bay, in a hurricane-proof structure that looks like a geodesic bubble merged into a concrete bunker. Although the Spanish artist spent a lot of time in America, he seems never to have set foot in Florida — and so the presence of the Dalí Museum in the city of St. Petersburg is not merely odd or unexpected but possibly a bit of dream logic that would have delighted the 20th century’s great master of surrealism.

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John J. Miller, the national correspondent for National Review and host of its Great Books podcast, is the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. He is the author of A Gift of Freedom: How the John M. Olin Foundation Changed America.

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Books, Arts & Manners




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