Tickets are disappearing fast for Dali Museum’s van Gogh exhibit

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Sharon Kennedy Wynne, Tampa Bay Times
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There aren’t too many Starry Nights left to catch the Dali Museum’s blockbuster “Van Gogh Alive” multimedia exhibition that celebrates iconic Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh.

The exhibit at the St. Petersburg museum was extended through June 13 from its original end date in April. At the moment, advance tickets aren’t available until mid-May. There are no advance weekend slots left.

The museum announced it will sell walk-up tickets on the days before and after the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. The walk-up tickets are for April 19-21 and Apr 26-28, while supplies last. Find details at thedali.org/firestone-grand-prix/.

The 40-minute presentation has drawn raves for its use of music, animation and digitized and projected images on large screens, walls and the floors of the galleries. It explores works from the ten-year period between 1880 and 1890 that the self-taught artist created his best known masterpieces.

To control capacity and ensure social distancing, timed tickets are required on the thedali.org website. Once there, you select a date and time.

A museum spokeswoman said they won’t be extending the event again. They are preparing for a new exhibit coming in July.

“We are overwhelmed by the enthusiastic response to Van Gogh Alive from a wide range of audiences,” said Hank Hine, executive director of the Dalí.

If You Go

Van Gogh Alive: Tickets are timed and must be purchased in advance: $25, $23 seniors/military/police/firefighters/educators, $18 students/kids 13-17, $10 kids age 6-12, free for children 5 and younger. After 5 p.m. Thursdays, $12, $8 kids 6-12. The museum is open 10 a.m. 6 p.m. daily, with the exception of Thursdays and Fridays, when it is open from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. 1 Dalí Blvd. (Bayshore Drive and Fifth Avenue SE), St. Petersburg. (727) 823-3767. thedali.org.

Times staff writer Maggie Duffy contributed to this report.