Celebrating Spanish Language and Culture at the Dalí

Salvador Dalí – “One of the most fortunate things which has happened to me was that of being Spanish…”

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The Dalí Museum celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with programs for all ages inspired by Hispanic culture – including talks, tours, dance lessons, music and bilingual children’s books – and many events for Spanish speakers.

Details here

Lectures & Discussions


September 26 at 5 pm
Surreal Conversations en Español

Detail of Dalí and Gala photographed with the harvest of the coral fishermen, 1960, Robert Descharnes, © Descharnes & Descharnes Sarl – image courtesy of the Dalí Museum

Participants of all language levels will get the opportunity to engage with art and each other in Spanish through a series of oral and written facilitated activities in a supportive and inclusive environment.

The focus will be on responding to and describing what we are seeing – and then digging into what the deeper meanings behind the pieces might be, fostering meaningful connections while deepening your appreciation for the universal language of art.

Free, RSVP in advance here


September 28 at 6 pm
The Cuban Sandwich: A History in Layers

A special talk on one of the most delectable bites of food history – the Cuban sandwich.  Authors Andrew Huse, Bárbara Cruz, and Jeff Houck explore how the Cuban sandwich became a symbol for a displaced people, won the hearts and bellies of America, and claimed a spot on menus around the world in their recent book, The Cuban Sandwich: A History in Layers.

The lecture will include a special Cuban Sandwich tasting with Chef Chuck Bandel of the Dali’s Café Gala.

Ticket information here


Performances & Workshops


October 3 at 6 pm
Workshop: Salsa at The Dalí

An exciting Salsa workshop presented by the Fred Astaire Dance Studio – South Tampa. You can learn the fundamental steps of this vibrant dance style while delving into its rich cultural history.

Ticket information here


October 5 at 6 pm
Hispanic Heritage with Orilla

Paying tribute to the rich Hispanic musical heritage, this live musical performance by Orilla, the duo of singer Ona Kirei and bassist Alejandro Arena, will feature classic and contemporary Spanish songs including coplas, boleros, cumbias, tangos and more.

Ticket information here


October 10 at 6 pm
Workshop: Merengue at The Dalí

An exciting Merengue workshop presented by the talented instructors from Fred Astaire Dance Studio – South Tampa. Discover the lively rhythms of Merengue, a dance style deeply embedded in Hispanic culture.

Ticket information here


Children’s Programs


September 17 & October 15 at 11 am
Storytime at The Dalí

Storytime at the Dalí Museum with Vickie

Families with children can hear Museum volunteers read surreal stories celebrating Hispanic heritage, read in both English and Spanish.


The featured books are. . .

Leo Lionni
A Color of His Own/Su Propio Color

Todd Parr
The Feelings Book/El Libro de los Sentimientos

Naibe Reynoso
Be Bold! Be brave! 11 Latinas Who Made U.S. History
¡Sé Audaz, Sé Valiente! 11 Latinas que Hicieron Historia en Estados Unidos

Anna Obiols
Dali and the Path of Dreams/El Pequeño Dalí y el Camino de los Sueños

Storytime at the Dalí is free and held on the ground floor
of the Museum (without gallery access).


September 17 & October 15 at noon
DillyDally with Dalí

Children ages 6-11 can enjoy arts and crafts activities inspired by Hispanic heritage.

This event is free and held on the ground floor
of the Museum (without gallery access).

Pop-Up Tours


September 17, October 1 and October 8 at 11:30 am

Spanish-speaking Dalí Museum docents share the works of Dalí through the lens of Hispanic Heritage.

Tours are included with museum admission.
Online tickets are available here.




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