Salvador Dalí’s Stairway to Heaven

Hilliard University Art Museum ,  710 E Saint Mary Blvd. Lafayette, LA 70503

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Dates: January 18, 2019

Price: $5 | Adults$4 | Seniors $3 | Children

This exhibition uniquely presents two of Dalí’s projects from the collection of the Park West Museum: illustrations for Les Chants de Maldoror and The Divine Comedy, as an analog for the progression of his personal life and views as an artist. Early in his life Dalí characterized himself as an amoral nihilist, who favored free association and the most primal human instincts, which are reflected in his illustrations for a 1934 edition of Les Chants de Maldoror. Dalí’s illustrations for The Divine Comedy were originally created as a commemoration for the 700th anniversary of Dante’s birth but ultimately found a home in a 1960 edition. This was particularly fitting because, by this time in his life, Dalí’s work was influenced by an earnest interest in spirituality, Christianity, and mysticism. The Hilliard Museum will serve as the inaugural venue for this traveling exhibition that showcases over 140 works by the prolific artist.