The Tampa Museum of Art’s popular midday program continues online. Join Joanna Robotham, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, for brief discussion of the new acquisitions featured in the exhibition Figure Forward: Selections from the Permanent Collection.
Representations of the body vary from person to person, artist to artist. The works featured in Figure Forward: Selections from the Permanent Collection demonstrate different approaches to figuration from the 18th-century to the present through the Tampa Museum of Art’s permanent collection. Portraiture and figuration anchor the modern and contemporary collection, with works in a range of media by artists such as Jose Clemente Orozco, Francisco Goya, Louise Nevelson, Fairfield Porter, Cindy Sherman, Lorna Simpson, and Rafael Soyer. The exhibition also highlights recent acquisitions by Alex Katz, Yigal Ozeri, and Pepe Mar. Figure Forward expands on the figurative work included in the show The Making of a Museum: 100 Years, 100 Works.
Figure Forward: Selections from the Permanent Collection is part of the Tampa Museum of Art’s centennial exhibition series Celebrating 100 Years.
Image: Pepe Mar (Mexican, b. 1977), Burning Up, 2006/2019, Collage sculpture, 49 1/4 x 13 3/4 x 15 3/4 inches, Tampa Museum of Art, Gift of Joan and Michael Salke, 2019.014