On view May 26 through August 19, 2018
From Muse and Myth to Figure and Gesture presents a selection of figurative prints in the Tampa Museum of Art’s collection made from the 1960s to today. This exhibition is a follow-up to From Dada and Op to Color Field and Pop: 50 Years of Prints from the Permanent Collection, the 2016 exhibition that featured primarily abstract prints in the Museum’s collection. From Muse and Myth to Figure and Gesture includes works by a range of artists interested in the body and figuration, and demonstrates the breadth of the Museum’s contemporary print collection, including new acquisitions by Max Neumann and Alex Katz. The show explores the artist’s muse, from Katz’s picture of his wife Ada Katz to Kenny Sharf’s portrayal of Jackie Kennedy. Norse mythology inspired Jim Dine’s suite The Mead of Poetry (1988), large-scale woodcuts printed in Tampa at USF’s Graphicstudio. Other artworks on view include Philip Pearlstein’s signature studies of the nude; Niki de St. Phalle’s triumphant portraits of women in her Nana Power series; and Keith Haring’s iconic linear drawings exploring man’s devastating effect on the environment. From Muse and Myth to Figure and Gesture presents approximately 25 prints by the artists noted above, as well as Vito Acconci, CRASH, Jim Dine, Marisol, Lisa Yuskavage, and others.