Mar 4, 2024 - Things to Do

Newfields' Dalí experience is the most surreal LUME yet

SIde by side photos of an art exhibit featuring work by Salvador Dali and photos of the artist.

Step into the wild and wonderful mind of Salvador Dalí. Photos: Arika Herron/Axios

Prepare to enter the weird, wonderful and surreal dream world of Salvador Dalí in Newfield's latest immersive experience at The LUME.

What's happening: Dalí Alive opened Saturday and runs through May 31.

  • The 30,000-square-foot gallery space features more than 120 projectors, covering the walls and floor in digital versions of Dalí's mysterious landscapes, melting clocks and fantastical beasts.
  • Set to music (and completed with piped-in scent) the immersive audio-visual experience lasts around 45 minutes.
Four paintings on a wall
Paintings for the opera "The Spanish Lady and the Roman Cavalier" were projected larger than life behind the actors. Photo: Arika Herron/Axios

The intrigue: At the end of the exhibition, four Dalí watercolors are on display.

  • The paintings were originally created as backdrops for an opera and later donated to the museum.
  • They've been in museum storage and not seen in more than four decades.
A cafe
The cafe, El Mercado Surreal, serves Spanish-inspired small bites and sells specialty grocery items. Photo: Arika Herron/Axios

Plus: The fourth-floor cafe space has been updated to reflect Dalí's world, featuring food and drink inspired by the Spanish artist — including a riff on a cocktail created by Dalí.

If you go: Timed tickets are available every half hour from 11am to 3pm Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday and from 11am to 6pm Thursday through Saturday.

  • Member prices are $22 for adults, $15 for children and $22 for seniors. Non-member prices are $29/$20/$25.

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