What’s happening in Tampa Bay art: ‘Dalí Lives,’ Tampa Bay Rays’ Artist Print Series

On Saturday, a Dalí Museum exhibit using artificial intelligence brings the likeness of the surrealist to life.
Published May 8

He’s Back: Dalí Lives

For the past several years, the Dalí Museum has been utilizing digital technology to enhance the museum experience. In 2014, Gala Contemplating You turned visitors’ selfies into a projected full-scale replica of the 1976 monumental painting, Gala Contemplating the Mediterranean Sea Which at Twenty Meters Becomes the Portrait of Abraham Lincoln (Homage to Rothko).

In 2016, the museum created the “Dreams of Dalí” virtual reality experience, which transports viewers into Dalí’s painting, Archaeological Reminiscence of Millet’s “Angelus.” And now, using artificial intelligence technology, the museum has resurrected the likeness of Dalí himself. “Dalí Lives” on a series of screens throughout the museum, talking to viewers about his paintings and even commenting on contemporary subjects.

VIDEO: See Dali come to life via Dali Lives

 

It’s a collaboration between the museum and Goodby Silverstein and Partners, which also created the first two projects. Not to spoil the magic, but Dalí’s image was created by using archival footage of the artist to create an algorithm to learn his face. An actor with the same physical characteristics was filmed reading from Dalí’s writings, along with present-day messages, and an algorithm generated a version of Dalí’s likeness to match the actor’s face and expressions. The resemblance is uncanny. Fans of Dalí will love it. $10-$24. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. 1 Dalí Blvd., St. Petersburg. (727) 823-3767. thedali.org.

Team Spirit: Rays’ Artist Print Series

There’s no crying in baseball, but that doesn’t mean there can’t be art in baseball. The Tampa Bay Rays are showing support for our local art scene with an Artist Print Series. The Rays worked with arts organization Creative Pinellas to select eight artists to design posters for specific series during the season. It began last month with Zulu Painter’s sublime design commemorating Jackie Robinson. This month, the featured artist is Carrie Jadus, who designed the painterly throwback to the Devil Rays series against the New York Yankees. The print will be available for $30 in the Rays Republic Team Store at Tropicana Field during the game against the Yankees on Friday, where you can still purchase Zulu Painter’s work and the rest of the series once they are released. The rest of the series:

iBOMS: June 13

Brian McAllister: July 4

Caitlin Albritton: Aug. 3

Carol Mickett + Robert Stackhouse: Aug. 24

Beth Reynolds: Sept. 5

Daniel “R5” Barojas: Sept. 20

1 Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg. raysbaseball.com/printseries.

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