Modern & Contemporary Art

Chuck Close, Self-portrait Composite Sixteen Parts

Ralph Goings, Collins Diner

Cindy Sherman, Untitled (#141)


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.

Important contemporary photographic works by Cindy Sherman, Chuck Close, Sandy Skoglund, Jerry Uelsmann, and John Baldessari are complemented by earlier works by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Garry Winogrand, and Berenice Abbott. The Museum also holds important paintings by such modern and contemporary masters as Rockwell Kent, Alma Thomas, Ralph Goings, Sylvia Mangold, Willie Cole and Purvis Young. The Museum does not keep a permanent collection gallery for its modern and contemporary art but organizes special exhibitions from its holdings on a periodic basis.

Chuck Close (American, born 1940)
Self-portrait Composite Sixteen Parts,1987
Dye diffusion Polaroid (black/white)

Ralph Goings (American, born 1928)
Collins Diner, 1985-86
Oil on canvas
Tampa Museum of Art. Museum Purchase 1986.3

Cindy Sherman (American, born 1954)
Untitled (#141), 1986
Dye destruction – Cibachrome, Edition 6 of 6
Tampa Museum of Art. Bequest of Edward W. Lowman by exchange
1989.42