Frontiers of Impressionism: Paintings from the Worcester Art Museum
On view September 28, 2023 through January 7, 2024
Frontiers of Impressionism: Paintings from the Worcester Art Museum includes 53 works by over 30 artists—including Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Camille Pissarro, Mary Cassatt, Childe Hassam, and Max Slevogt. Together, they demonstrate Impressionism’s international allure and its national adaptations captured in subjects from Monet’s famed Giverny lily pond to the natural wonders of the Grand Canyon.
This exhibition is organized by the Worcester Art Museum
A Passion for Haitian Art: The Albrecht and Heller Collections
On view August 17, 2023 through March 17, 2024
A Passion for Haitian Art: The Albrecht and Heller Collections looks at the art and dedication of collecting Haitian objects through the Albrecht and Heller Collections. Organized by guest curator Edouard Duval-Carrié in collaboration with the Tampa Museum of Art, Reframing Haitian Art and A Passion for Haitian Art present a rare opportunity to view master artists of Haitian painting.
Garry Winogrand: Women are Beautiful
On view now through April 21, 2024
In the early 1980s, the Tampa Museum of Art established photography—with an emphasis on work created after 1970—as a primary collecting area. The collection now comprises more than 950 photographs and demonstrates how the medium evolved throughout the 20th-century. TMA’s photography collection includes works by John Baldessari, James Casebere, and Cindy Sherman, as well as the candid photographs of Henri Cartier-Bresson, Andy Warhol, and Winogrand.
Exhibition Sponsor: David Hall and Judy Tampa
Pepe Mar: Myth and Magic
On view now through February 18, 2024
The Tampa Museum of Art will present the exhibition Pepe Mar, a 15-year survey of the artist’s work. It will include fifty objects from Pepe Mar’s (born 1977, Reynosa, Mexico) diverse practice in collage, sculpture, ceramics, and painting. Mar has developed a highly unique personal style in which he equally mixes and innovates craft, Op art, painting, and identity politics. The artist often explores themes related to cultural isolation and identity, rituals and mythologies, and consumer consumption and excess. Recent projects illuminate cultural history and icons—the places, events, and people often overlooked or marginalized in historical narratives. His work has been exhibited throughout the US and abroad and is included in private and public collections. Mar received his BFA from California College of Art, San Francisco and his MFA from Florida International University. Mar lives and works in Miami.
Contributor Sponsors: Dr. Charles Boyd, David Castillo, Elizabeth Dascal Spector & Vladimir Spector, Leslie & Gregory Ferrero, Amy & Harry Hollub, Alexa & Adam Wolman
Reframing Haitian Art: Masterworks from the Arthur Albrecht Collection
On view now through June 23, 2024
The Arthur R. Albrecht Collection includes over 75 artworks from Haiti’s most prominent painters including Riguad Benoit, Wilson Bigaud, Préfète Duffaut, and Philomé Obin. Rarely seen by the public, the works present an overview of the major developments in Haitian painting from the 1960s-80s. Highlights from the Albrecht Collection include paintings by the first generation of artists to train at Le Centre d’Art, Haiti’s premier art school in Port-au-Prince, and a selection of Cap Haitian works by the Obin Faimily.
Taking Pictures: Women of Independent Spirit
Selections from the Peter J. Cohen Collection
On view now through November 12, 2023
Taking Pictures: Women of Independent Spirit celebrates the anonymous women who shaped the evolution of vernacular photography. The result of a year long collaboration between gallerist Julie Saul and independent curator Carly Ries, this exhibition brings together photographs from the Collection of Peter J. Cohen, a photographic archive spanning the analog era from the 1890s through the 1990s.
Taking Pictures: Women of Independent Spirit selections from Peter J. Cohen collection was curated by Julie Saul and Carly Ries.
Sequin Arts: The Flagmakers of Haiti
On view now
The Tampa Museum of Art’s permanent collection includes one of the largest collections of drapo vodou (Haitian vodou flags) in the Southeast. These newly acquired works, largely gifted by the Gessen Collection, will remain on view for an extended display with new rotations focused on various themes and artists associated with drapo vodou. The inaugural display will survey the first, second, and third generations of flagmakers and the evolution of the genre from ritual art to high art. Artists featured in this selection include Clotaire Bazil, Myrlande Constant, Silva Joseph, Edgar Jean-Louis, Antoine Oleyant, Yves Telemak, George Valris, and others.
C. Paul Jennewein
On view now
C. Paul Jennewein’s (German-American, 1890-1978) artwork 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 2,600 objects including finished artworks, as well as preparatory drawings, plaster casts, and molds for the numerous commissions Jennewein received during his prolific career. Starting in Fall 2022, the Museum will present Jennewein’s early sculptures for an extended two-year display.
Identity in the Ancient World
On view now through March 23, 2025
This two-year presentation centers around the theme of identity in the ancient world. Across the ancient Mediterranean, people will have felt some sense of group identity such as belonging to a tribe, race, culture or civilization. They will have recognized differences between men and women, and will have experienced desires and moral constraints. Feelings of identity could also be expressed in opposition to other groups, such as Greeks vs. Persians or Scythians, Romans vs. Gauls or Germans, men vs. women. In our modern society, many more expressions of identity are recognized that may invoke a sense of belonging or form exclusive alliances. In the ancient world, expressions of identity could not always be articulated explicitly because the terminology for voicing thoughts about personal, cultural and national frames of identity did not exist. Identity in the Ancient World will illustrate some of these aspects based predominantly on the Museum’s own Antiquities Collection, supplemented with some prominent long-term loans from other museums and private collections.
Identity in the Ancient World is one of several new exhibitions dedicated to the Museum’s permanent collection that will be on view for long-term displays over the next five years.
Esterio Segura: Goodbye My Love
On view now
A new acquisition to the Museum’s permanent collection, Goodbye My Love represents Esterio Segura’s (Cuban, b. 1970) ongoing exploration of the meaning of airplanes and flight. Produced in multiple editions at different scales, this version is nearly the largest. In describing the series, Segura explained, “In this work, the reference to the airplane hybridizes with a reference to another well-known universal symbol: a simplified image of the heart…With this work, I reference the experience of uprooting, nostalgia, memory, loss—how we experience the breakdown of everything we love.”
Fleurish: The Art of Naeem Khan
On view now through February 11, 2024
As part of the ongoing series exploring the intersection of art and fashion, the Tampa Museum of Art will present a series of paintings by globally renowned fashion designer Naeem Khan. Works featured include pieces created by Khan independently, as well as collaboratively with artist Stanley Casselman as the collective KACE. The large-scale works were inspired by Khan’s ongoing exploration of flora, light, and color. Five monumental works, comprised of paint and sequins, will be on view in the atrium and represent the artist’s inaugural museum exhibition. “Fleurish: The Art of Naeem Khan” is presented in conjunction with CITY: Fashion + Art + Culture, a Tampa Museum of Art signature event featuring the fashion designs of Naeem Khan.
Life & Death in the Ancient World
Introduction to the Antiquities Collection
On view now
The Tampa Museum of Art purchased its first ancient artwork in 1981, a black-figure column krater, perhaps depicting the wedding procession of Peleus and Thetis. Five years later, the Museum’s antiquities collection quadrupled in size with the single acquisition of the prominent collection of Joseph Veach Noble. The permanent collection currently holds about 575 ancient artifacts, in addition to over 100 long-term loans from private collections. More than three-quarters of the Museum’s antiquities are representative of ancient Greece and Italy, particularly Athens and Rome. The ancient world encompassed a much wider diversity of traditions, however, of which some can be encountered in this introduction to the Museum’s Antiquities Collection. The gallery display will highlight aspects of daily life and death, as well as human and animal figures, beauty ideals and eroticism, athletics and theater, wine consumption and vase production, religion and mythology, trade and politics.
Life & Death in the Ancient World is one of several new exhibitions dedicated to the Museum’s permanent collection that will be on view for long-term displays over the next five years.
Purvis Young: Redux
On view now through June 29, 2025
Inspired by the success of the exhibition Purvis Young: 91 in 2019, the Tampa Museum of Art will remount its Purvis Young collection as one of the first of several long-term displays of the permanent collection. In 2004, the Rubell Family Foundation gifted 91 artworks to the Tampa Museum of Art by Young (American, 1943-2010). Based in the Overtown neighborhood of Miami, Florida, Young’s paintings reflect his observations of daily life and the fight for social justice, hope for his community, immigration and otherness, as well as the fragile balance between life and death. He rendered his work from found objects—items he discovered in his neighborhood. Discarded wood, windows, furniture fragments, cabinets, doors, carpet, fabric, string, and cables. Although his means were limited, Young was recognized throughout Miami, and now across the globe, for his remarkable painting practice and his contributions to the cultural landscape of South Florida.
Jacob Hashimoto: This Particle of Dust
On view now through 2025
The Tampa Museum of Art’s atrium is transformed by Jacob Hashimoto’s site-specific installation This Particle of Dust. Hundreds of white and navy blue kite-like disks is suspended from the Museum’s ceiling. Installed at various heights, viewers will experience Hashimoto’s sculptural installation at different vantage points from the lobby to the 2nd floor galleries.
Prelude: An Introduction to the Permanent Collection
On view now
Prelude: An Introduction to the Permanent Collection presents the Tampa Museum of Art’s main collecting areas in ancient, modern, and contemporary art. The exhibition features artworks exploring themes of site, power, and the body in ancient vessels, tools, and jewelry, as well as sculptures, painting, and photography. Viewed together in dialogue with each other, the objects speak to shared experiences across time and place. An ongoing exhibition, Prelude includes both familiar works and recent additions to the permanent collection.
Air Fer Mer: Dominique Labauvie
On view now
Artist Dominique Labauvie (French, b. 1948) unites language, both his native French and English, with image in his architectonic steel sculptures. Although his medium of industrial steel suggests a sense of permanence, Labauvie aims to capture ﬂeeting moments in his sculpture—from the movement of light and shadows, to the passage of time and life unfolding around us. “Air Fer Mer” also translates to iron, air, sea—a ﬁtting description of the objects’ relationship to the natural world. In this unique setting, three of Labauvie’s sculptures exist in harmony with the Hillsborough River and Tampa skyline.
Laura with Bun
On view now
Jaume Plensa is an internationally acclaimed artist who has exhibited his sculptures in museums all over the world. In locations as diverse as Seoul, Paris, Chicago, Bordeaux and London, Plensa’s monumental sculptures have reaffirmed the power of art to transform a public space into a community.