Tampa Museum of Art

Past Exhibitions

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.

Arp, Calder, and Miró: Modern Masters from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery

October 5, 2013 - January 19, 2014

Arp, Calder, and Miró:  Modern Masters from the Albright-Knox Art GalleryAlexander Calder (American, 1898-1976). The Cone, 1960. Painted metal, overall: 100 x 110 x 65 inches (254 x 279.4 x 165.1 cm). Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York. Gift of Seymour H. Knox, Jr., 1961. © 2013 Calder Foundation, New York / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.
Featuring a comprehensive array of fifty-two works across varied media by Jean (Hans) Arp  and Alexander Calder , this exhibition will highlight the work of three modern masters, who pushed color, line, and form beyond convention. Arp, Miró, and Calder converged early in their artistic careers. Read more.

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.

My Generation: Young Chinese Artists

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My Generation: Young Chinese ArtistsChi Peng, Sprinting Forward 4, 2004. C-print, 47 1/4 x 91 1/2 in. (120 x 232.4 cm). © Chi Peng. Courtesy of the artist.    
Through a first-ever group exhibition outside of China, experience a glimpse into the new China and the impact that rapid development has had on the lives of the post-Mao generation. Read more.

Renoir to Chagall: Paris and the Allure of Color

October 11, 2014–January 11, 2015

Renoir to Chagall:  Paris and the Allure of ColorClaude Monet, Port of Dieppe, Evening, 1882, Oil on canvas, 27 ¼ x 28 ¾ inches, Collection of the Dixon Gallery and Gardens; Gift of Montgomery H. W. Ritchie, 1996.2.7
Few places continue to enthrall us like Paris and the rich legacy of the artists who made the “City of Light” their home. Renoir to Chagall: Paris and the Allure of Color showcases 55 masterpieces from the renowned collection of the Dixon Gallery and Gardens. Read More.

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.

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.

Picturing Land and Sea: Selections from the Permanent Collection

Dec. 20, 2014 – May 31, 2015

Picturing Land and Sea: Selections from the Permanent Collection
Featuring more than 20 paintings and works on paper from the Museum’s permanent collection, Picturing Land and Sea explores how artists perceive and portray the natural world. Read more

Graphicstudio: Uncommon Practice at USF

February 1 - May 18, 2014

Graphicstudio: Uncommon Practice at USFChristian Marclay, Allover (Rush, Barbra Streisand, Tina Turner, and Others), 2008. Cyanotype, 511⁄2 × 100 in. Published by Graphicstudio, University of South Florida Collection. © 2008 Christian Marclay, Graphicstudio, USF; photo by Will Lytch, courtesy of the Institute for Research in Art/ Graphicstudio, University of South Florida.
Graphicstudio has hosted some of the most important artists of the 20th century, creating technical and conceptual breakthroughs in the world of contemporary art. Over 100 works by 45 artists will fill the Museum walls and highlight the important connection between Tampa and the international arts world. Read more.

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.

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.