Cardinal! Cardinal!, 1934 Salvador Dan, Spanish (1904-1989) Tempera and oil on panel 6 1/4x8 9/16 in. Museum purchase, 54.156


September 09, 2018 to January 06, 2019
12:00 AM


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Extended through January 6
10am–5pm Tue–Sat; open until 9pm Thu; 1–5pm Sun

The Meadows Museum at SMU presents the first in-depth exploration of the small-scale paintings of Salvador Dalí (1904–1989). The exhibition will include nearly two dozen of Dalí’s small-scale paintings which reflect Dalí’s distinctive Surrealist style—with familiar but distorted figures often set against a dramatic or barren landscape.

The project also includes a technical study of a selection of these paintings by Claire Barry, director of conservation at the Kimbell Art Museum, which continues the work she first performed on The Fish Man three years ago. This research aims to provide a better understanding of Dalí’s artistic technique and working process during the 1930s, which is considered in correlation to the artist’s small-format paintings.

Also on view: Dalí's Aliyah: A Moment in Jewish History, September 9, 2018-January 13, 2019
On view for the first time since its acquisition by the museum in 2017, a rare, complete set of lithographic prints by Salvador Dalí offers a contrasting complement to Dalí: Poetics of the Small, 1929-1936. The series of 25 prints produced in the late sixties addresses a variety of subject matter related to Jewish history and diaspora, spanning the course of over 2,000 years.

$12 adults; $8 seniors; free for children 11 and younger. Free each Thursday from 5–9pm.

This venue is wheelchair accessible. Contact the education department at or 214/768-3980 to learn about the variety of accommodations the museum can make for visitors with special needs.

Pictured: Salvador Dalí (Spanish, 1904–1989), Cardinal, Cardinal!, 1934. Tempera and oil on panel, 6 1/4 x 8 3/4 in. (15.9 x 22.2 cm). Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute, Utica, New York. Museum purchase, 54.156. © 2018 Salvador Dalí, Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí, Artists Rights Society