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Art+ Member In-Person Exhibition Preview

November 3, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

An Irresistible Urge to Create: Florida Outsider Art from the Monroe Family Collection

Art+ Member In-Person Exhibition Preview

Wednesday, November 3rd | Maureen and Doug Cohn Terrace | 6pm-8pm

An Irresistible Urge to Create: Florida Outsider Art from the Monroe Family Collection – During the last several decades, the work of the Outsider artists has come to the forefront of our thinking about the nature of art as their paintings and sculptures have made their way into fine art museums hanging alongside new and time-tested paintings and sculptures. To date, collector Gary Monroe has acquired nearly a thousand pieces of Outsider art, including works by Ruby Williams, Eddy Mumma, Frank Ritchie, and Jesse Aaron. An Irresistible Urge to Create includes 86 works and features objects by several self-taught artists from Florida’s West Coast and Central region. A publication accompanies the exhibition with an essay by Gary Monroe, a discussion by Boca Museum of Art Senior Curator Kathy Goncharov about the changing nomenclature of self-taught and folk artists, and a specially commissioned poem by Campbell McGrath about artists’ urge to create

6pm-8pm: Art+ Member Exhibition Preview & Reception (This event is a benefit of Art+ Membership)

Complimentary Valet Parking

RSVP for In-Person Preview & Reception to membership@tampamuseum.org

Art+ Members: Can’t attend in person?
Join us online for the VIRTUAL Exhibition Preview and Collectors’ Chat
Wednesday, November 3 from 5pm–6pm



November 3, 2021
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Tampa Museum of Art
120 W Gasparilla Plaza
Tampa, FL 33602 United States
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