Past Exhibitions

Nneka Jones, Destroy the Myth, 2021. Mixed media on canvas (Hand embroidery). 16 x 20 inches. Tampa Museum of Art, Museum Purchase, 2021.035.

Verde: Poetics of Shade

February 9, 2022 through July 24, 2022

The exhibition Verde: Poetics of Shade features five artists regional to the Tampa Bay area as an introduction and a celebration of their work in a variety of mediums. The artwork in Verde speaks to growth and expansion as well as timeless artistic expression. It speaks to feminine energy and artistic contributions.

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Paul Jenkins (American, 1923-2012) Phenomena Magnetic Octaves, 1981. Acrylic on canvas. 75 ¼ x 67 3/8 x 1 3/4 inches. Haskell Collection.

Paul Jenkins: From America’s Heartland to an International Journey

February 10 through June 26, 2022

Paul Jenkins (American, 1923-2012) represents the legion of Abstract Expressionist artists who altered the landscape of modern art. He is celebrated for his unorthodox approach to paint application. This exhibition, drawn from the holdings of the Haskell Collection in Jacksonville, Florida, and the Jenkins Estate in New York City, looks at the evolution of Jenkins’ art from his large-scale paintings to works on paper.

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Patricia Cronin (American, b. 1963), Aphrodite Reimagined, 2018. Cold-cast marble and resin. H: 121 inches. Tampa Museum of Art, Museum Purchase with lead gifts from the Vinik Family Foundation, Jim and Celia Ferman, generous gifts from the community, funds from Tampa Collects, and gifted in part by the artist in honor of the 100th anniversaries of women’s right to vote and the Tampa Museum of Art in 2019, 2021.001.

HerStory: Stories of Ancient Heroines and Everyday Women

July 9, 2020 through June 19, 2022

HerStory explores the story of women in antiquity through the depictions of goddesses, heroines, mythological characters, and everyday women in the Museum’s collection of classical antiquities. The exhibition highlights objects that speak to the role of women in the ancient world—ranging from warriors and athletes, to mothers and caretakers—through myths and their stories.

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Jack “Mr. B” Beverland (American, b, 1939), Untitled, n.d. Paints on board. 24 ¾ x 34 ½ inches. Courtesy of the Monroe Family Collection.

An Irresistible Urge to Create: The Monroe Family Collection of Florida Outsider Art

November 4, 2021 through May 22, 2022

This exhibition includes 86 works and features objects by several self-taught artists from Florida’s West Coast and Central region. During the last several decades, the work of the Outsider artists has come to the forefront of our thinking about the nature of art as their paintings and sculptures have made their way into fine art museums hanging alongside new and time-tested paintings and sculptures.

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Isabela A., Acrylic, Wharton High School, Grade: 11, Art Teacher: Curt Steckel

14th Congressional District and Next Generation High School Art Competition

March 12 through April 10, 2022

This annual high school art exhibition features exemplary work created by high school students throughout the 14th Congressional District and Hillsborough County.

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Jasper Johns (American, b. 1930), Target, 1974, Screenprint on paper. 35 1/8 x 27 3/8 inches. Ed. 3/70. Collection Walker Art Center, Gift of Judy and Kenneth Dayton, 1988 © Jasper Johns/VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY

An Art of Changes: Jasper Johns Prints, 1960-2018

April 29 through September 5, 2021

Jasper Johns (American, b. 1930) made his first print, a lithograph of a target, in 1960. He immediately realized that printmaking was the perfect medium through which to explore his interest in change. Since 1960, he has reworked many of his paintings in print form, using strategies such as fragmentation, doubling, mirroring, and variations in scale or color.

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