Tampa Museum of Art

Past Exhibitions

2017

Lens on Tampa Bay Sports

February 4 through April 30, 2017

Lens on Tampa Bay Sports
Known across the country as a hotbed for professional as well as amateur sports, the Tampa Bay region is blessed with dozens of extremely talented professional sports photographers, who each year capture many thousands of images for local teams and media outlets.

Who Shot Sports: A Photographic History, 1843 to the Present

On view February 4 through April 30, 2017

Who Shot Sports: A Photographic History, 1843 to the PresentOn view February 4 through April 30, 2017
Who Shot Sports: A Photographic History, 1843 to the Present is one of the first museum exhibitions to put sports photographers in the forefront and is the most comprehensive presentation of sports photography ever organized.

Manuel Carrillo: Mi Querido Mexico (My Beloved Mexico)

On view October 1, 2016 through February 5, 2017

Manuel Carrillo: Mi Querido Mexico (My Beloved Mexico)
This body of work illustrates Carrillo’s masterful ability to capture the mood of his home country in an era of cultural transformation and an evolving national identity. Now extended through February 5.

Complicated Beauty: Contemporary Cuban Art

On view October 8, 2016 through February 5, 2017

Complicated Beauty: Contemporary Cuban Art
With 40 works on view by over 25 artists, this exhibition is a cross-generational look at recent trends in Cuban art. Now extended through February 5.

Self-Taught Genius: Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum

On view October 1, 2016 through January 16, 2017

Self-Taught Genius: Treasures from the American Folk Art Museum
This exhibition proposes reframing American folk art through the concept of “self-taught genius,” as an elastic and enduring notion whose meaning has evolved over time.

2016

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

February 12, 2016 – May 30, 2016

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

Jaume Plensa: Human Landscape

On view January 24, 2016, through May 15, 2016

Jaume Plensa: Human LandscapeJaume Plensa. Soul of Words I and II, 2014. Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art, Nashville, Tennessee. 2015. Photo: Dean Dixon. © Jaume Plensa. Courtesy Galerie Lelong, New York
One of the world’s foremost living sculptors, Spanish artist Jaume Plensa (b. 1955) has created large-scale artworks related to the human figure for public places around the globe. This exhibition, the artist’s largest to date in the United States, features numerous indoor as well as outdoor installations, engaging viewers even before they enter the Museum.

Echoes of Antiquity: Revisiting and Reimagining the Ancient World

October 3, 2015 – January 24, 2016

Echoes of Antiquity: Revisiting and Reimagining the Ancient WorldPeter 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.

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

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

2015

In Living Color: Andy Warhol and Contemporary Printmaking

On view June 20 through September 20,2015

In Living Color: Andy Warhol and Contemporary PrintmakingAndy 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. Read More

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

On view June 13 through September 6, 2015

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

American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell

March 7–May 31, 2015

American Chronicles:  The Art of Norman RockwellTriple Self-Portrait - Cover illustration for The Saturday Evening Post, February 13, 1960, ©1960: SEPS, Norman Rockwell Museum Collections
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.