The Dali & the Surrealists exhibition at the National Gallery of Armenia has aroused great interest among Armenian audiences, head of the National Gallery’s public relations division Kari Amirkhanyan told Epress.am today.
The exhibit, featuring work by Salvador Dali, Hans Bellmer, Leonor Fini and Giorgio de Chirico, is open to the public till Oct. 15.
According to the event Facebook page, the exhibit features 160 art works “by the above-mentioned masters all from the collection of Christine Argillet who operates the Argillet Gallery in Los Angeles (USA). This is the first exhibition devoted to the painters of surrealistic art ever organized in Armenia.”
Though the exhibit opened yesterday, a great many people were seen going to view the work today, said Amirkhanyan. More than 3,000 people have clicked the “attending” button on the event Facebook page, she added.
Asked whether gallery staff believe that these numbers will continue for the next three months, one of the gallery staff said that interest in the exhibit won’t wane.
“Even 3 months is too few for Dali,” she said.
Most of the museum-goers that Epress.am spoke with today said they had come mainly to see Dali’s work.