Dalí’s dreamlike art is inseparable from the Catalan environment he called home. The artist described his landscape as a “grandiose geological delirium,” proclaiming that “I am Cape Creus and each of my rocks is a lighthouse forming the constellation of my internal navigation.” Peter Tush, Dalí Museum Curator of Education, will explore this symbiotic connection between the Surrealist and his environment, demonstrating the impact this Mediterranean landscape had on Dalí’s identity and his art.
Lecture is included with general admission and free to members. Registration is required.
Peter Tush is the Curator of Education at the Salvador Dalí Museum. He trains the Museum docents and has developed USF courses on Dalí and Surrealism. He directs the Museum’s K-12 education and is responsible for the Student Surrealist Art Exhibit. He directs the Coffee with a Curator lecture series, and has presented on topics ranging from Dalí’s obsession with Leonardo da Vinci to Dalí’s Hollywood collaborations with Disney and the Marx Brothers. Mr. Tush is an art history graduate from New College, Sarasota, and the University of South Florida, where he produced a Master’s thesis on Dalí & Identity.