Tampa Museum of Art

Public and Private—The Figure Examined: Masterworks from the Kasser Mochary Art Foundation

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On View:  February 12, 2016 – May 30, 2016

This exhibition examines one of the most universal subjects in art, the portrayal of the human figure. From the universally recognizable to the intimate and introspective, Public and Private presents more than 100 paintings, sculptures, and works on paper by many of the most important artists of the late 19th and 20th centuries, including Mary Cassatt, Edgar Degas, Alberto Giacometti, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Diego Rivera, Auguste Rodin, Paul Signac, Andy Warhol, and others. Juxtaposing their diverse approaches to a common subject reveals radical stylistic changes, as well as a broad spectrum of political, philosophical, and aesthetic meanings associated with the human form. Initially collected by Elizabeth and Alexander Kasser, the artworks of Public and Private now belong to the Kasser Mochary Art Foundation, a generous lender to museums worldwide.

This exhibition was organized by the Tucson Museum of Art and the Kasser Mochary Art Foundation.

Supported in part by the Frank E. Duckwall Foundation

Credit: Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (French, 1864–1901), La Loge au mascaron doré / Loge with a Gilded Mascaron, 893 Lithograph on paper, edition of 100
21 5/8 x 17 x 3/4 in.
Loaned by the Kasser Mochary Art Foundation, Montclair, New Jersey