STOCKTON — The Haggin Museum Presents “Dalí Illustrates Dante’s Divine Comedy”, organized by the Las Cruces Museum of Art, Las Cruces, New Mexico, from Thursday, July 21 and through Sept. 25.
The exhibition in Stockton is part of a 10-city national tour over a three-year period containing 100 prints from Salvador Dalí’s Divine Comedy Suite. The exhibition also features bilingual text panels. The tour was developed and managed by Smith Kramer Fine Art Services, an exhibition tour development company in Kansas City, Missouri.
In 1957, the Italian Government commissioned Salvador Dalí (1904-1989) to illustrate Dante Alighieri’s (1265-1321) Divine Comedy. His watercolors were to be reproduced as wood engravings and released as a limited edition print suite in honor of the 700th anniversary of Dante’s birth.
The Haggin Museum is located in Stockton’s Victory Park at 1201 N. Pershing Ave. It is open Saturdays andSundays from noon to 5 p.m., Wednesdays and Fridays 1:30 to 5 p.m., and the first and third Thursdays, from 1:30 to 9 p.m. Regular admission is $5 for adults; $2.50 for ages 65+, 10-17, and students; and free for children under 10 w/adult. Admission is free to all on the first Saturday of the month. For more information, call (209) 940-6300 or visit www.hagginmuseum.org.