• Abstract Expressionism: A Social Revolution
    Selections from the Haskell Collection

    On view April 11 through August 11, 2019

    Abstract Expressionism: A Social Revolution, Selections from the Haskell Collection, presents twenty-five works from the Haskell Collection indicative of Abstract Expressionism as a unifying direction in Post-World War II art. The exhibition highlights artists associated with the influential first and second generations of Abstract Expressionist painters including Willem de Kooning, Hans Hofmann, Helen Frankenthaler, Franz Kline, Morris Louis, Joan Mitchell, Robert Motherwell, Kenneth Noland, Mark Rothko, and Theodoros Stamos. Later works by Gerhard Richter, Jack Goldstein, Robert Rauschenberg, and Frank Stella respond or reflect on the lasting legacy of Abstract Expressionism in both the US and abroad. Viewed together, the works in Abstract Expressionism: A Social Revolution address how individual artistic expression and independence from institutional values altered the course of painting. In this exhibition, visual vocabulary will be discussed in relationship to the artists’ collective objectives and individual intentions.

    In addition to those mentioned above, artists represented in Abstract Expressionism: A Social Revolution include Josef Albers, Richard Anuszkiewicz, Karel Appel, Sam Francis, Michael Goldberg, Paul Jenkins, Jean Miotte, Judy Pfaff, Jean-Paul Riopelle, James Rosenquist, and Jack Tworkov. Unless noted otherwise, all works from the Haskell Collection.

    Presenting Sponsors: Maureen and Doug Cohn

    Catalogue Sponsors: Dr. and Mrs. Robert G. Isbell

    Aires pour Marion, 1975-76

    Joan Mitchell (American, 1925-1992). Oil on canvas. Two panels, overall 94 1/4 x 141 1/2 inches. The Haskell Collection. © Estate of Joan Mitchell

    Untitled, 1960

    Franz Kline (American, 1910-1962). Oil on paper. 18 1/2 x 17 3/4 inches. The Haskell Collection. © 2018 The Franz Kline Estate / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

    February’s Turn, 1979

    Helen Frankenthaler (American, 1928-2011). Acrylic on canvas. 48 1/8 x 108 1/4 inches. The Haskell Collection. © 2019 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

    Bond, 1960

    Jack Tworkov (American, b. Poland, 1900-1982). Oil on canvas, 61 x 36 inches. The Haskell Collection. © Estate of Jack Tworkov / Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY

  • Echoing Forms: American Abstraction from the Permanent Collection

    On view April 13 through August 18, 2019

    As the Tampa Museum of Art nears its 100th anniversary, exhibitions in 2019 and 2020 will focus on the breadth of the institution’s permanent collection, as well as examine its collecting history. The Tampa Museum of Art’s holdings are unique, with distinct collections of Greek and Roman antiquities, as well as modern and contemporary art.

    Echoing Forms: American Abstraction from the Permanent Collection presents paintings, works on paper, and photography by major artists associated with post-war American abstraction. Abstract Expressionism emerged as the dominant genre of painting in the mid-1940s. For the next 40 years, artists working across media would examine and redefine the boundaries of abstraction. From Robert Motherwell’s serial compositions of repeating ovoid and geometric forms, to the patterned brushwork of Alma Thomas, and Aaron Siskind’s photographic studies of found objects echoing gestural paint strokes, the Tampa Museum of Art’s collection includes work from influential artists associated with the rise of American abstraction.

    Artists featured in Echoing Forms also include Joseph Albers, Helen Frankenthaler, Adolph Gottlieb, Ellsworth Kelly, Elaine de Kooning, Kenneth Noland, Frank Stella, and others. Echoing Forms: Abstraction from the Permanent Collection is a companion show to the special exhibition Abstract Expression: A Social Revolution.

    Elegy Study I, 1989

    Robert Motherwell (American, 1915-1991). Lithograph in black and white on brown paper. 32 1/2 x 54 1/2 inches. Tampa Museum of Art, Gift of the Sybiel B. Berkman Foundation, 2000.104. Robert Motherwell © 2019 Dedalus Foundation, Inc. / Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY.

    Martha's Vineyard 2, 1952

    Aaron Siskind (American, 1903-1991). Gelatin silver print. 5 3/8 x 8 ¼ inches. Tampa Museum of Art, Museum purchase, 1990.007.

  • Tableau and Transformation: Photography from the Permanent Collection

    On view June 20 through October 6, 2019

    As the Tampa Museum of Art nears its 100th anniversary, exhibitions in 2019 and 2020 will focus on the breadth of the institution’s permanent collection, as well as examine its collecting history. The Tampa Museum of Art’s holdings are unique, with distinct collections of Greek and Roman antiquities, as well as modern and contemporary art.

    Tableau and Transformation: Photography from the Permanent Collection explores the Tampa Museum of Art’s holdings of 20th-century photography. The exhibition highlights explorations in photography through darkroom effects, distinct studio practices, and unique compositions in the work of photographers such as Zeke Berman, Chuck Close, and Lucas Samaras. Artists such as James Casebere, Robert Cumming, and Stephen Frailey create constructed environments, often blurring the boundaries of truth and fiction in their images. Several artists in Tableau and Transformation, including Eileen Cowin, Victor Burgin, and Cindy Sherman, reference art history as a means to explore identity, gender, and visual culture.

    Tableau and Transformation: Photography from the Permanent Collection features work by John Baldessari, Zeke Berman, Victor Burgin, James Casebere, Chuck Close, Eileen Cowin, Robert Cumming, Stephen Frailey, Duane Michals, Lucas Samaras, Cindy Sherman, William Wegman, and others. Select loans from local collections will also be featured in Tableau and Transformation.

    Untitled (The Bathers), 1987

    Eileen Cowin (American, b. 1947). Dye Destruction/Cibachrome. 41 x 49 inches. Tampa Museum of Art, Bequest of Edward W. Lowman by Exchange from the Jayne Baum Gallery, Inc., 1989.022.

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