On view November 8, 2019 through March 15, 2020

On the eve of the Tampa Museum of Art’s 100th anniversary in 2020, the exhibition The Making of a Museum: 100 Years, 100 Works from the Permanent Collection, features works representative of the institution’s collecting history and mission. The collection is unique—with significant holdings of ancient Greek and Roman art, as well as increased acquisitions of modern and contemporary art. With eight main categories, the collection features a breadth of objects: Classical Antiquities, Prints and Photographs Related to Classical Antiquity, the C. Paul Jennewein Archive, Painting, Decorative Arts and Sculpture, Photography, Works on Paper, and New Media, Video, and Installation Art.

The Making of a Museum: 100 Years, 100 Works will present unique insight into how the collection and identity of the Museum have evolved as it has grown from a small local arts organization to the City’s preeminent museum of art.


Sponsored in part by:  Celia and Jim Ferman

 

With additional support provided by:
The Blanchard Family

Sponsored in part by:

Black-Figure Skyphos (Drinking Cup)

Attributed to the Theseus Painter, Greek, Attic, ca. 490 BC. Ceramic. Height: 6 1/2 inches. Tampa Museum of Art, Joseph Veach Noble Collection, 1986.052

Zito's Bakery, 1932, from the portfolio Retrospective

Berenice Abbott (American, 1898-1991). Published by Parasol Press, 1982. Gelatin silver print. 23 x 18 ¼ inches. Tampa Museum of Art, Gift of Mr. Morton D. Brozinsky, given in memory of Joseph Brozinsky, 1991.031.003

Ship-Building, Gloucester Harbor from Harper's Weekly, October 11, 1873

Winslow Homer (American, 1836-1910). Lithograph. 9 1/4 x 13 3/4 inches. Tampa Museum of Art, Gift of Henry Feiwel, 1997.012.006.

Raft, 2017

Mernet Larsen (American, b. 1940). Acrylic and mixed media on canvas. 66 1/4 x 52 3/4 in. Tampa Museum of Art, Museum Purchase with funds contributed by Tampa Collects as well as Liz Dimmitt & Piers Davies, Vevie & Lawrence Dimmitt, Mary B. Perry, John Tarapani, Dr. Robert & Sue Isbell, Sandy & Penny Liu, Rick Simonetti, Stanton Storer, Debra Williams, and Susan Mueller, 2018.001

Lion Couchant

Greek, Archaic, ca. 6th century BC. Limestone; L. 17 inches (44 cm.) Tampa Museum of Art, Museum Purchase with funds contributed by Tampa Collects as well as Sherran Blair, Liz Dimmitt & Piers Davies, Vevie & Lawrence Dimmitt, Mary B. Perry, Dr. Robert & Sue Isbell, Judi Kelly, Sandy & Penny Liu, Rick Simonetti, Stanton Storer, Debra Williams, and Susan Mueller, 2018.002