Upcoming Exhibitions - Tampa Museum of Art
  • Paul Jenkins: From America’s Heartland to an International Journey

    February 10, 2022 - June 26, 2022

    Paul Jenkins (American, 1923-2012) represents the legion of Abstract Expressionist artists who altered the landscape of modern art. Jenkins found inspiration in his journeys around the world, particularly time spent in Japan. He is celebrated for his unorthodox approach to paint application. In the early 1950s and throughout his life, the artist worked with controlled paint pouring. This method allowed him to create layers of translucent color as well as render stark contrasts between light and dark. This exhibition, drawn from the holdings of the Haskell Collection in Jacksonville, Florida, and the Jenkins Estate, looks at the evolution of Jenkins’ art from his large-scale paintings to works on paper. The exhibition will demonstrate how Jenkins’ groundbreaking techniques and imagery helped transform post-war painting.

  • Dawoud Bey & Carrie Mae Weems: In Dialogue

    July 11, 2022 - October 23, 2022

    Dawoud Bey & Carrie Mae Weems: In Dialogue brings together a focused selection of work from a period of over forty years by two of today’s most important and influential photo-based artists. Dawoud Bey and Carrie Mae Weems, both born in 1953, came of age during a period of dramatic change in the American social landscape. Since meeting at the Studio Museum in Harlem in 1977, the two artists have been intellectual colleagues and companions. Over the following five decades, Bey and Weems have explored and addressed similar themes: race, class, representation, and systems of power, creating work that is grounded in specific African American events and realities while simultaneously speaking to universal human conditions. This exhibition, for the first time, brings their work together to shed light on their unique trajectories and modes of presentation, and their shared consciousness and principles.


    Dawoud Bey & Carrie Mae Weems: In Dialogue is organized by the Grand Rapids Art Museum.

    Presenting Sponsor: Bank of America

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