Upcoming Exhibitions

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

On view June 13 through September 6, 2015

http://tampamuseum.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Pull-for-the-Shore-wpcf_425x257.jpgJohn 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

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

http://tampamuseum.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/wrapped-slider1-wpcf_425x277.jpgChristo, 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. 

In Living Color: Andy Warhol and Contemporary Printmaking

On view June 20 through September 20,2015

http://tampamuseum.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Warhol4copy-wpcf_425x278.jpgAndy 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.