Cuban Artist Wifredo Lam At Dali Museum

Afro-Cuban artist Wifredo Lam‘s art is on exhibit at the Salvador Dali Museum in St Petersburg, Florida through January 11, 2009. The show displays Lam’s groundbreaking work with pieces from 1927 through 1972.
Lam, a contemporary of Dali’s, allowed his work to be influenced by his Chinese, African, and Spanish heritage, as well as by 20th century European painting. The second half of his career was heavily influenced by African forms and religion. His work gained international acclaim by the 1940’s, and its fusion of African, Caribbean and European themes remains influential to this day.
Salvador Dali Museum of Art, 1000 Third St. S, St. Petersburg; ongoing thru Jan. 11. Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, extended hours on Thursday to 8 p.m. and Friday to 6:30 p.m.; noon to 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Admission: adults $15, seniors $13.50, students 10 and older $10, and children 5 to 9. $4. (727) 823-3767.

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