In honor of the Tampa Museum of Art’s formal acquisition of Aphrodite Reimagined, by Patricia Cronin, join us for a special conversation between the artist and Dr. Seth Pevnick, former Chief Curator and Richard E. Perry Curator of Greek and Roman Art at TMA and currently the Curator of Greek and Roman Art at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Moderated by Dr. Branko van Oppen, Consulting Curator of Ancient Art at the Tampa Museum of Art, this conversation will explore the inspiration and creation of Cronin’s monumental sculpture of the goddess of love and beauty.
Patricia Cronin is an interdisciplinary conceptual artist whose paintings, sculptures and public art examines issues of gender, sexuality and social justice. Cronin’s work has been exhibited widely in the U.S. and internationally, including Shrine For Girls at the 56th Venice Biennale that then traveled to The FLAG Art Foundation, New York and the LAB Gallery, Dublin, Ireland. Other solo exhibitions were presented at the American Academy in Rome, Rome, Italy; Capitoline Museum’s Centrale Montemartini Museum, Rome, Italy; Newcomb Art Museum, New Orleans, LA; Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY; and most recently at the Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL where she was the inaugural artist in their bi-annual “Conversations with the Collection” series where they invite a contemporary artist to respond to their Antiquities Collection. Cronin is the recipient of numerous awards including: the Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome, Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award, Anonymous Was A Woman Award, and Civitella Ranieri Fellowship. Her work is in the permanent collections of the National Gallery of Art and Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, both in Washington, DC; and Kelvingrove Art Galleries and Museum, Glasgow, Scotland, Perez Art Museum Miami, FL, and Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL, among others. She is a Professor of Art at Brooklyn College, CUNY.
This program is sponsored by William Knight Zewadski.
Image: Patricia Cronin (American, b. 1963), Aphrodite Reimagined, 2018, cold-cast marble and resin, Tampa Museum of Art. 2021.001. Side View. Photographer: Philip LaDeau.