Tampa Museum of Art

Past Exhibitions

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.

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.