A Date with Destino: Salvador Dali's 100th Birthday Gala
The Graphic Arts Council of LACMA, with the Consulate General of Spain, is proud to present an evening of celebration of surrealist artist Salvador Dali. On May 11, 2004, the anniversary of Dali's 100th birthday, the GAC will host a festive remembrance of Dali's life and work through the lens of the recently completed Disney animated short film, Destino. Begun over fifty years ago, the Academy Award nominated Destino represents a true persistence of memory and vision, bringing together the surrealist painterly aesthetic of Dali's fine art with the popular animation pioneered by Walt Disney and brought to completion by his nephew, Roy Disney. The evening gala includes a film screening and discussion of Destino & Dali, beginning at 6:30pm in LACMA's Leo S. Bing Theater, with a surrealist birthday cake reception to follow in the Times Mirror Plaza. Tickets ($11) may be purchased by calling 323-857-6558. For more information, including updates on guest speakers and live performances, email firstname.lastname@example.org.