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SALVADOR Dali is coming to Winnipeg this fall.

His art, that is.

Paintings from the famed Spanish surrealist, who died 25 years ago, will be shown at two different exhibitions at the Winnipeg Art Gallery that open in September.

The first exhibit, Masterworks from the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, and a second one focusing on Dali's works, will open Sept. 27 during Nuit Blanche, the gallery's annual all-night festival. The exhibitions will remain on display until Jan. 25, 2015.

The Beaverbook gallery exhibit, from the collection amassed by Canadian-born businessman Lord Beaverbrook, will include 75 paintings that span four centuries of European and Canadian art and three Dali masterworks, including Santiago El Grande, which will be the exhibition's centrepiece.

Santiago El Grande, one of Dali's most famous paintings, measures more than four metres tall and depicts St. James, Spain's patron saint, rising from the ocean on a white horse.

"We are thrilled to debut Dali's paintings in Winnipeg, and offer everyone the chance to experience the inimitable Santiago El Grande and other works by this modern master," Stephen Borys, WAG's director and CEO, says in a release.

"Without question Santiago El Grande is the one of most celebrated works by Dali in the world -- and you really need to see it in person to understand why."

Alongside the Beaverbrook exhibit will be a second display that will focus on two different periods of Dali's career: his works before 1950 and second from his later, "classical" phase.

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition March 8, 2014 G2

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