There’s going to be a free Salvador Dali exhibit in Vancouver this summer


Vancouverites will have a rare chance to see two large-scale sculptures, along with hundreds more pieces of work, by renown surrealist artist Salvador Dali as part of a free exhibit this summer.

Chali-Rosso Art Gallery are presenting their Definitely Dali exhibit, and in addition to the gallery show, will have the 12-foot bronze sculpture “Woman Aflame” installed for free public viewing at a separate location.

Dali’s “Woman Aflame,” (left) and “Surrealist Piano” will be on display in Vancouver May through September courtesy Chali-Rosso Gallery

The $2.5M “Woman Aflame” will be presented in the same space Chali-Rosso displayed the melting clock sculpture “Dance of Time” in 2017, at the entrance to Lot 19 at Hornby and West Hastings.

Additionally, Chali-Rosso has acquired the bronze sculpture “Surrealist Piano,” for the exhibit, which will be on view at various locations.

Both sculptures are the cornerstones of Chali-Rosso’s annual “Definitely Dali” exhibition which features over 100 original works of art by the legendary Surrealist Master, including 20 gallery size bronze sculptures. On exhibition in the gallery, you will also find an exceptional collection of works by Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, Joan Miro, Henri Matisse, Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein.

The “Definitely Dali” exhibition is presented for free, however public donations received, as well as a percentage of Chali-Rosso Art Gallery sales, will go to Arts Umbrella, a non-profit arts education centre for young people.

The public is invited to the unveiling of “Woman Aflame” at Lot 19 on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 2 p.m. You can see the sculptures from May 5 to September 1, 2018. The Chali-Rosso Art Gallery is located at 549 Howe Street.

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Lindsay is the Managing Editor of Vancouver Is Awesome, and the co-host and co-producer of the Vancouver Is Awesome Podcast. A fifth generation Vancouverite and life-long foodie, Lindsay also serves as a judge for the Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards. Previously the Food Editor of Daily Hive, Senior Editor of Vancity Buzz, and Editor-in-Chief of, in her past life in L.A. she earned an MA in English, attended culinary school, and was an English professor. Lindsay's first published piece was December 1980 in The Province; it was her letter to Santa. E-mail: // Twitter/Instagram: @squashblossom