Tampa Museum of Art

James Rosenquist: In Memoriam

James Rosenquist (American, 1933-1927), Mute Transformation, 1985. Lithograph on paper. Tampa Museum of Art, Commissioned by the 1985 Pavilion Committee, 1985.005.002.

May 12 – June 25

The Tampa Museum of Art celebrates the life and art of James Rosenquist (American, 1933-2017) in the exhibition James Rosenquist: In Memoriam. A pioneer of Pop Art and one of the 20th century’s most acclaimed artists, Rosenquist divided his time between New York City and Aripeka, Florida, where he maintained an office and studio. He often collaborated with USF’s Graphicstudio, and is regarded as one of the area’s most beloved and influential artists. Rosenquist’s involvement with our community included his tenure as Counselor to the Board of Trustees, an advisory role at the Tampa Museum of Art. James Rosenquist: In Memoriam features 11 prints, many large-scale, from the Museum’s permanent collection. Spanning 25 years of printmaking from 1975-2000, this intimate exhibition highlights the vibrant, graphic style that defines Rosenquist’s artistic legacy.