32nd anniversary dinner held at the Dali Museum

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St. Petersburg, Florida - Dining in the Dali is a unique experience. About 200 people, major sponsors of the museum, did just that on Saturday night.

The St. Petersburg Museum hosted the 32nd anniversary dinner. The fundraiser was started more than three decades ago and has helped sustain the not-for-profit institution.

Museum Director Hank Hine says it's the only time that patrons are allowed to dine among the artworks.

10 News staff were among those attending the event, including this reporter, and for a "first-timer" it truly is an extraordinary experience.

One of the evening's highlights was being told the back story about one of the works hanging near the 10 News table. A man, who later identified himself as Brad Morse, told us it used to hang over his bed when he was growing up. He pointed out some wear on the frame where his headboard used to hit it.

Morse's parents, Albert and Eleanor Morse, founded the Dali Museum with their collection.

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