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Florida

When you think of Florida and Art, it can make your head hurt, I know. But there is stuff there.

1) Salvador Dali Museum - The Museum celebrated 24 years in St. Petersburg in March 7, 2006. However, the history of the collection began in Cleveland, Ohio in 1942. Industrialist A. Reynolds Morse and Eleanor Reese began their marriage and their lifelong involvement with Dalí and his wife, Gala, as friends and collectors with the purchase of their first painting Daddy Longlegs of the Evening-Hope! in 1943. They spent the following 40 years seeking out the artist's work and assembling the largest private collection of Dali's art in the world.
At the moment, there is a wonderful exhibit on Dali and Film, and you can watch many of the films Dali was involved in, including Un chien andalou and L'Âge d'Or.

2) Ringling Museum - Located on a 66-acre estate on Sarasota Bay, The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art was established in 1927 as the legacy of John Ringling (1866-1936) an…