Permanent Collection

Picturing Land and Sea: Selections from the Permanent Collection

Dec. 20, 2014 – May 31, 2015

Featuring more than 20 paintings and works on paper from the Museum’s permanent collection, Picturing Land and Sea explores how artists perceive and portray the natural world. Read more

Modern & Contemporary Art

Chuck Close (American, born 1940) Self-portrait Composite Sixteen Parts, 1987 Dye diffusion Polaroid (black/white)
The Tampa Museum of Art has a long-standing tradition of collecting in the areas of modern and contemporary art, with a specific focus on photography since the 1980s. Read more.

The American Spirit: Painting and Sculpture from the Santa Barbara Museum of Art

On view June 13 through September 6, 2015

John George Brown (British, active USA, 1831-1913), Pull for the Shore, n.d., Oil on canvas, 24 x 39 3/4 in., Santa Barbara Museum of Art. Gifts from the Estate of Mrs. Stanley McCormick, Norman Hirschl and the American Federation of Arts to the Preston Morton Collection by exchange 1971.18
This selection of more than 50 paintings and eight sculptures highlights the maturation of a distinctly American idiom, one informed by international currents and engaged with capturing the fluxes of modern life. READ MORE

C. Paul Jennewein: Selections from the Permanent Collection

October 11, 2014 - May 31, 2015

C. Paul Jennewein (German/American, 1890-1978), Greek Dance, 1984 (cast from the original 1926 bronze), Gilded bronze, Tampa Museum of Art, Gift of Brookgreen Gardens in honor of C. Paul Jennewein  1989.002
Active throughout the early to mid-20th century, sculptor C. Paul Jennewein created works that ranged from intimate small-scale bronze sculptures to major architectural project. Read more

Greek & Roman Antiquities

Black-Figure Eye Cup Greek, Attic (Chalcidizing), ca. 530-520 B.C. Ceramic Please note that our entire Permanent Collection is not always on view. To see what is currently on display in our galleries, click here.
The Tampa Museum of Art houses an important permanent collection of classical antiquities—well over 500 ancient artworks and artifacts spanning several millennia (ca. 3000 B.C.-A.D. 500).  We have a range of cultures and media, from marble Cycladic figurines of the Early Bronze Age to terracottas of the late Roman Empire. Read more