Museum Member Preview of American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell

March 6, 2015

On Saturday March 7th, we will be presenting one of our most prestigious exhibitions to date American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell on view March 7 to May 31.

The exhibition comes to us from the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Based on its successful presentation around the world, we expect this exhibition to draw record crowds to the Museum.

We invite our Museum Members to a special preview event on Friday March 6th to view the exhibition in advance.  The preview starts at 6:30p Member reception on the terrace with snacks, music, and cash bar .  At 7p Museum doors open to view the exhibitions in the galleries.  Our Acting Director & Chief Curator, Seth D. Pevnick and Richard E. Perry, Curator of Greek and Roman Art will speak at 7:15 followed by a Q&A with Thomas C. Daly, Curator of Education, Norman Rockwell Museum.  The galleries will be open to members from 7p to 9p.

We hope all members can join us for this special event.

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Military Appreciation Day - Tampa Museum of Art & Gasparilla Music Festival to Celebrate Heroes

March 8, 2015

The Tampa Museum of Art, in partnership with the Gasparilla Music Festival and with the support of Booz Allen Hamilton, is pleased to announce a special Military Appreciation Day on Sunday, March 8, 2015, as part of the series of special events throughout the year that recognize commitment to our country. COH_logoSmall

On March 8, 2015, the Museum will offer free admission to all military, veterans, and their families. Guests will enjoy live entertainment, docent-led tours, design challenge activities, access to the Museum’s new exhibition, American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell, and free Sono Café samplings. Families with children can also participate in Art Spot, the Museum’s hands-on art program.   Military Appreciation Day will include: Art Spot: 11a-2p, Design challenge activity 12-3p, Docent-led tours: 12p, 1p, and 2p , Live music and more!

The Gasparilla Music Festival will offer complimentary tickets* to the first fifty military guests at the Museum’s Military Appreciation Day on Sunday, March 8* and will debut their Military discount ticket program* throughout the run of the festivalMarch 7 & 8, for other military guests. The military discount is as follows:

2-Day General admission: $40 (Normally $60)

Saturday 3/7 Only- General Admission: $30 (Normally $40)

Sunday 3/8 Only-General Admission:  $20 (Normally $30)

*First free fifty GMF tickets will be distributed to military guests visiting the Museum on March 8 only. Tickets can be collected at the front desk of the Tampa Museum of Art.

 **Discount tickets will be sold with proof of Military ID at the GMF box office “will call” booth March 7 & 8. Children under 12 are free with purchase of adult tickets.

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Lecture: The Art and Life of Norman Rockwell

April 14, 2015

Laurie Norton Moffatt, Director/CEO of the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, is one of the nation's leading specialists on Norman Rockwell. She will share her expertise on the life and works of the famed illustrator.

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Lecture: Norman Rockwell and the Struggle for Civil Rights, 1934-1968

April 21, 2015

This lecture will trace the evolution of Norman Rockwell's representations of African-Americans and the struggle for civil rights. Of particular interest are the January 1964 Look magazine illustration, "The Problem We All Live With"; the 1965 painting "Murder in Mississippi"; and the May 1967 Look magazine illustration, "New Kids in the Neighborhood." These works mark the start of a new era for Rockwell where he chose to depict socially conscious – and sometimes controversial – issues of his time. This lecture will be given by Raymond Arsenault, author, professor, and specialist in the civil rights history of the American South.

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Lecture: Ruby Bridges: Her Story

April 28, 2015

problem1 copyHear civil rights icon Ruby Bridges share her remarkable story about integrating an all-white New Orleans school in 1960 that inspired both the nation and Norman Rockwell. On November 14, 1960, a six-year-old girl named Ruby Bridges made history. Flanked by armed federal marshals, she braved angry mobs of people and did the unthinkable in New Orleans at the time... she was the first African-American child to integrate one of the area’s all-white schools. Three years later, Norman Rockwell painted her story in The Problem We All Live With, a work that would become an iconic piece of American art. A book signing with Bridges will follow the event.

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Downtown Tampa Market

Every 3rd Sunday of the month visit the Downtown Tampa Market Located at the plaza just north of the Rivergate Building at 400 N. Ashley Drive (next to Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park), 10a-3p. Go local and support local farmers, producers and artisans.  Live music weekly. Get Info

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Sunday, March 15, 2015

Art Spot

December 27, 2014–October 3, 2014

art spot logo sm1Every Saturday the Museum offers a free drop-in art program from 11a – 2p. Come and let your children explore their creativity by creating an art project. No registration required.

This week's Art Spot project is Color Collage.  The exhibition Renoir to Chagall inspires these torn paper collages which create color themed landscapes.

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Monday Meditation at the Museum

What is the best way to relax after a long day of work? Especially a long Monday at work?meditation

Join the Museum and Parbawatiya Kadampa Buddhist Center for a short after work meditation class.  This is a perfect way to step away from the loud, fast paced world and learn to reduce your stress for the rest of the week.  The classes consist of guided meditations, a talk and discussion.  They are suitable for everyone from beginners to those with more experience in meditation.  Each class is self-contained, although you are welcome to attend the whole course.  Come rejuvenate your mind by joining us at the Tampa Museum of Art.  The classes are held in the Museum's beautiful space and in nearby Tampa's Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park.

Mondays 5:30 to 7pm.  No Registration Required.  Cost per class is $10 per person.

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