Tampa Museum of Art

Past Exhibitions

2018

Made in Tampa: Selections from the Permanent Collection, from the 1970s to Now

On view November 2, 2017 through April 15, 2018

Made in Tampa: Selections from the Permanent Collection, from the 1970s to NowTheo Wujcik (American, 1936-2014), Ileana Sonnabend, I Like What I Don't Like, 2008. Acrylic on canvas. Tampa Museum of Art, Museum Purchase, with funds contributed by John-Edward Alley and Beth Rutberg, Maureen and Doug Cohn, Margo and Hilliard Eure, Joanne and Don Ferlita, Dr. Robert and Mrs. Susan Isbell, Barbara and Fell Stubbs, Laura and Ed Waller, and the Kimmins Terrier Foundation, 2014.005.
In the spirit of Skyway, the regional artist exhibition shared with museums in neighboring counties, Made in Tampa features Tampa-themed works by Robert Rauschenberg, James Rosenquist, Richard Anuszkiewicz, and others who have worked in our city at various times in their careers.

Elisabeth Condon and Bruce Marsh: Skyway Audience Choice 

December 1, 2017 – April 1, 2018

Elisabeth Condon and Bruce Marsh: Skyway Audience Choice 
Following the tremendous audience response to the artwork shown in Tampa as part of Skyway: A Contemporary Collaboration, the Museum invited visitors to vote for their favorite TMA Skyway artist to be included in Skyway Selections: Audience Choice.

Claudia Ryan and Rob Tarbell: Skyway Curators’ Choice 

November 2, 2017 – April 1, 2018

Claudia Ryan and Rob Tarbell: Skyway Curators’ Choice 
Inspired by the excellent artwork shown at all three venues of Skyway: A Contemporary Collaboration, the Tampa Museum of Art committed to show additional artwork by a Skyway artist or artists jointly chosen by the five exhibition curators.

Mernet Larsen: Getting Measured, 1957-2017

On view October 11, 2017 through February 11, 2018

Mernet Larsen: Getting Measured, 1957-2017The Tampa Museum of Art will present a survey of paintings and works on paper by artist Mernet Larsen (American, b. 1940).
The Tampa Museum of Art will present a survey of paintings and works on paper by artist Mernet Larsen (American, b. 1940). A long-time resident of Tampa and former Professor of Painting at the University of South Florida, Larsen is one of the region’s most prodigious artists.

2017

Susanne Bartsch: Art-a-Porter

July 30 – November 12, 2017

Susanne Bartsch: Art-a-PorterSusanne Bartsch. Photographer: Marco Ovando. © Marco Ovando. Susanne Bartsch in bodysuit by The Blonds. Photographer: Steven Menendez. © Steven Menendez.
Susanne Bartsch: Art-a-Porter presents the couture designs and looks worn by Susanne Bartsch, New York City’s famed “Queen of the Night.” The exhibition highlights her celebrated career in fashion, from her early days as a boutique owner in Manhattan’s SoHo neighborhood to her legendary parties in New York City’s underground club scene.

Photorealism: 50 years of Hyperrealistic Painting

On view July 13 through October 22 2017

Photorealism: 50 years of Hyperrealistic Painting
Photorealism: 50 years of Hyperrealistic Painting traces the evolution of Photorealism from 1960 to today. The exhibition presents the work of some 30 artists known for their hyperrealistic depictions of ordinary objects and scenes of everyday life such as American diners, chrome features on cars and motorcycles, as well as meticulous portraits.

James Rosenquist: In Memoriam

May 12 - June 25

James Rosenquist: In Memoriam
The Tampa Museum of Art celebrates the life and art of James Rosenquist (American, 1933-2017) in the exhibition James Rosenquist: In Memoriam. A pioneer of Pop Art and one of the 20th century’s most acclaimed artists, Rosenquist divided his time between New York City and Aripeka, Florida, where he maintained an office and studio.

Florida Images: Landscape Photography from the Permanent Collection

May 12 – June 25, 2017

Florida Images: Landscape Photography from the Permanent Collection
The Tampa Museum of Art’s photography collection includes many works that capture the beauty of Florida’s natural shorelines and tropical vegetation.

Alex Katz: Black and White

February 23 - May 29, 2017

Alex Katz: Black and White
The Tampa Museum of Art will present a survey of black and white works by the legendary artist Alex Katz (American, b. 1927). An artist of international renown, this exhibition features Katz’s signature portraits of family and friends, renderings of Maine’s countryside, and ephemeral still lifes.

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.

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.

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.