On View

XTO + J-C: Christo and Jeanne-Claude featuring works from the bequest of David C. Copley

On view September 26, 2015 through January 3, 2016

Christo, Wrapped Portrait of Jeanne-Claude, 1963, oil on canvas portrait painted by Christo Javacheff. Wrapped with polyethylene and rope by Christo, mounted on a black wooden board, 30 7/8 x 20 1/8 x 2 inches. Collection Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Gift of David C. Copley Foundation.  
Christo is best known for the monumental projects he and his late wife and collaborator Jeanne-Claude accomplished over nearly four decades. 

Echoes of Antiquity: Revisiting and Reimagining the Ancient World

October 3, 2015 – January 24, 2016

Peter Saari (American, b. 1951) Fragment of a Fluted Column, 1979 Casein and gouache on plaster on canvas on board 75 in. x W. 60 in. Tampa Museum of Art, Gift of Helen A. Lende  1997.003.001
From the rediscovery of ancient sites and artworks in the Renaissance until the present day, the world of classical antiquity lives on, continually fascinating and inspiring artists.



Black-figure Eye Cup Greek, Attic (Chalcidizing), ca. 530–520 BC ceramic
For more than 30 years, the Tampa Museum of Art has collected artwork from across classical antiquity, which this exhibition explores from its prehistoric beginnings to its late Roman decline. See our exhibition on the Classical World. 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.