With his surrealist aesthetic and eccentric lifestyle, Salvador Dali was never one to fade away unnoticed. Which is why the High Museum’s 31-hour going away party for Dali: The Late Work is perhaps the most apropos way to send the exhibit off in Dali-like grandeur.
Beginning at 10 a.m. this Saturday, “Dali ’til Dawn” not only offers one last chance to see some of the famed Spanish artist’s later works (including the bleak landscape and melting clocks of “The Persistence of Memory,” which was just added to the show in November), but also includes performance artists, DJs, film screenings and other ways to enhance the already enriching subject matter.
Local art advocacy collective WonderRoot will host performances that encourage audience participation and input. The Imperial Opa will perform theatrical sideshow-like feats in keeping with the spirit of Dali. Chamber musicians, art making workshops for kids, a dance party with DJ Heart Disease and an appearance by Melissa Carter from Q100’s The Bert Show will also be part of the phantasmagorical fun.
For the insomniacs arriving for the late-night festivities, admission is only $5 for non-museum members from midnight-9 a.m., and parking is free from midnight to 6 a.m.