The Tampa Museum of Art opened an exciting slate of exhibitions in Fall 2018, focused on the theme of love. Sponsored by the Vinik Family Foundation, Season of Love began August 16 with the unveiling of Patricia Cronin’s commissioned sculpture Aphrodite Reimagined, part of her solo exhibition Patricia Cronin, Aphrodite, and the Lure of Antiquity: Conversations with the Collection. Season of Love continues with two additional special exhibitions which opened in September and October. On loan from the collection of the Vinik Family Foundation, Yayoi Kusama’s LOVE IS CALLING, one of the artist’s celebrated Infinity Rooms, is on view through February 14, 2019, and features an immersive mirrored environment with audio of Kusama reciting a love poem she composed. Lastly, in October, a retrospective of Robert Indiana’s sculpture features never-before-exhibited examples of the artist’s iconic artwork LOVE. These special exhibitions reflect the Museum’s longstanding commitment to presenting outstanding works from classical antiquity as well as modern and contemporary art. Please see individual exhibitions for more details.

Season of Love is presented by

LOVE, 1966-1998. On view through March 17, 2019

Robert Indiana (American, 1928-2018). Polychrome aluminum, edition AP 2 0f 2; 96 x 96 x 48 inches (243.8 x 243.9 x 121.9 cm) Private Collection. © 2018 Morgan Art Foundation Ltd. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY. Photograph courtesy of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY.

The American Dream, 1992

Robert Indiana (American, 1928-2018). Gesso and oil and wood on wood with iron wheels; 84 x 35 1/2 x 17 inches (213.4 x 90.2 x 43.2 cm). Private Collection. © 2018 Morgan Art Foundation Ltd. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photograph courtesy of Dennis and Diana Griggs.

Aphrodite Reimagined, 2018

Patricia Cronin (American, b. 1963). Cold-cast marble and resin. H: 121 inches. Tampa Museum of Art, Commission. Installed on the Bretta B. Sullivan Terrace. Courtesy of Patricia Cronin Studio; Photographer: Philip LaDeau.

Memorial to a Marriage, 2002

Patricia Cronin (American, b. 1963), Carrara marble; 27 x 47 x 84 inches (68.6 x 119.4 x 213.4 cm). Courtesy of Patricia Cronin Studio, Image courtesy of the artist.