On View

The American Spirit: Painting and Sculpture from the Santa Barbara Museum of Art

On view June 13 through September 6, 2015

http://tampamuseum.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Pull-for-the-Shore-wpcf_425x257.jpgJohn George Brown (British, active USA, 1831-1913), Pull for the Shore, n.d., Oil on canvas, 24 x 39 3/4 in., Santa Barbara Museum of Art. Gifts from the Estate of Mrs. Stanley McCormick, Norman Hirschl and the American Federation of Arts to the Preston Morton Collection by exchange 1971.18
This selection of more than 50 paintings and eight sculptures highlights the maturation of a distinctly American idiom, one informed by international currents and engaged with capturing the fluxes of modern life. READ MORE

In Living Color: Andy Warhol and Contemporary Printmaking

On view June 20 through September 20,2015

http://tampamuseum.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Warhol4copy-wpcf_425x278.jpgAndy Warhol (American, 1928-1987), Mao (II.91), edition 212/250, 1972, Screenprint, 36 x 36 in., Publisher: Castelli Graphics and Multiples, Inc., New York, 2000.123b, Collection of the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation, © 2015 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Andy Warhol (1928–1987) depicted the world with the volume turned up. Employing a seemingly endless palette, his work has challenged our perceptions of popular culture, politics, and consumerism for more than fifty years.

Selections from the Permanent Collection

http://tampamuseum.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Walkowitz12-wpcf_425x265.jpgAbraham Walkowitz (American, born Russia, 1878-1965), Bathers on the Rocks, 1935, Oil on canvas
The Museum has curated exhibitions from our permanent collection that have been supplemented by notable loans from private collectors.  One exhibition covers the Classical World, another explores how artists perceive and portray the Natural World.  Plus we have our ongoing exhibition by sculptor C. Paul Jennewein on display. Read more

Sky (Tampa)


Leo Villareal (American, born 1967) Sky (Tampa) 2010 Light-emitting diodes, Mac Mini, circuitry, custom software, and aluminum
The exterior of the Tampa Museum of Art features programmable LED lights, 45 feet high and 300 feet long, embedded within two-layers of perforated aluminum panels. In daylight, the museum’s façade creates a moiré-like pattern, and in darkness the LED light installation glows with Villarreal’s signature light-coded and hypnotic dance. Read more.