Current Exhibitions

C. Paul Jennewein

On view April 16, 2023 through 2025

C. Paul Jennewein (German-American, 1890-1978), Greek Dance, 1984 (Cast from the 1926 original). Bronze with gold patina; H. 18 1/8 in. Tampa Museum of Art, Gift of Brookgreen Gardens in honor of C. Paul Jennewein, 1989.002.

The art of German-born, American sculptor C. Paul Jennewein (1890-1978) reveals the inspiration of the ancient world while also engaging with the new sculptural styles of his time, merging Art Deco with the Neo-Classical tradition. In 1978, the Tampa Bay Art Center, predecessor of the Tampa Museum of Art, received a bequest of nearly 2,600 objects including statues and paintings, as well as preparatory drawings, plaster models, and related ephemera of Jennewein’s work. The Jennewein bequest forms the largest collection of a single artist’s work in Museum’s holdings, and provides a bridge between the antiquities and modern art in the permanent collection.