One of the most popular American artists of the past century, Norman Rockwell (1894–1978) was a keen observer of human nature and a gifted storyteller. For nearly seven decades, while history was in the making all around him, Rockwell chronicled our changing society in the small details and nuanced scenes of ordinary people in everyday life. Read More.
Abraham 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
Leo Villareal (American, born 1967)
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.