Modern and Contemporary Art
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.