Effects of New Museum Opening in St. Pete
The Dali Museum has been in St. Petersburg, Florida for a few decades actually, and just recently the city built a new museum to hold the artist's amazing work and to truly portray his style of surrealism. The old museum, which is only a few blocks down from the new museum was the complete opposite of the stunning new $36 million exhibit, which even includes a double-helix stair case. The museum is located in downtown St. Petersburg, which has a few tourist attractions, but nothing like this. The area itself, is actually very supportive of the arts, and is often overlooked as a tourist because it is the older part of the city and further from the beach. This modern, surrealistic building is now not only going to be a huge tourist sight now, but will also bring lots of attention from the art lovers. The downtown area has a two other museums, and a live theatre, and countless art stores so with the all the art lovers, the other exhibits will get plenty of attention as well as all the other businesses downtown. This new building, which was quite expensive, and took 14 years to produce, will greatly benefit the city and in the long run, give back with the money that it makes. The money was collected during recessions, and hard times, but the community still contributed to the new exhibit because they value the art, and having the art in their community. The amount of time and money spent, was a huge opportunity cost, but the city of St. Pete will actually gain a lot more out of it. The amount of original work from Salvador Dali is scarce, and this is actually the largest amount of it in one area which is even a scarcer find. The uniqueness, and creativity in the building is one of a kind, truly because there is nothing like it in the area.