• Her World in Focus: Women Photographers from the Permanent Collection

    On view February 4 through June 27, 2021

    The Tampa Museum of Art’s holdings in photography represent of the largest collecting areas of the permanent collection. The collection now comprises more than 950 photographs and illustrates a range of processing techniques and approaches to the medium. Her World in Focus: Women Photographers from the Permanent Collection highlights important women photographers the Museum’s collection and includes an intimate selection of work borrowed from local private collections. From the candid street photography of Dianora Niccolini to Jan Groover’s influential still life photographs, and Cindy Sherman’s iconic portraiture, the exhibition highlights key genres of post-war photography. Personal identity and reflections on place appear in the works by artists such as Maria Martinez-Cañas. The exhibition will also include the work of Berenice Abbott, Barbara Ess, Maria Friberg, Penelope Umbrico and others.

    Scenic View #1, 1990

    Suzanne Camp-Crosby (American, 1948-2020), Dye destruction print. 13 5/8 x 14 5/8 inches. Tampa Museum of Art, Gift of the artist in honor of Genevieve Linnehan, 1992.010

    Untitled (Women Playing Guitars around Washington Square Park, NY), c. 1960

    Dianora Niccolini (Italian-American, b. 1936), Gelatin silver print. 14 x 11 inches. Tampa Museum of Art, Gift of the artist in memory of Elaine Augsbury, 2009.001.004

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

    On view 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. To date, he has created more than 350 prints in intaglio, lithography, wood- and linoleum cut, screen printing, lead relief, and blind embossing. Because of his commitment to graphic art, his dazzling virtuosity, and his technical inventiveness, he is widely regarded as one of the greatest printmakers of the 20th century. An Art of Changes surveys Johns’s career as a printmaker though a selection of some 100 prints from 1960 through 2018. It is organized in four thematic sections that follow Johns as he revises and recycles key motifs over time, including his signature imagery of flags, targets, and maps. 

    An Art of Changes: Jasper Johns Prints, 1960–2018 is organized by the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis.

    Flags I, 1973

    Jasper Johns (American, b. 1930), Screenprint on paper. 27 3/8 x 35 ½ inches. Ed. 3/65. Collection Walker Art Center, Gift of Judy and Kenneth Dayton, 1988 © Jasper Johns/VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY.

    Savarin, 1977

    Jasper Johns (American, b. 1930), Lithograph on paper. 45 ½ x 34 inches. Ed. 3/50. Collection Walker Art Center, Gift of Judy and Kenneth Dayton, 1988. © Jasper Johns and U.L.A.E./VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY. Published by Universal Limited Art Editions.

  • Skyway: A Contemporary Collaboration 20/21

    On view June 3 through October 10, 2021

    Skyway: A Contemporary Collaboration 20/21 celebrates the artists and work created in the Tampa Bay area. Launched as a triennial exhibition in 2017, this survey show is the second presentation of Skyway and is mounted collaboratively by the Tampa Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, and the Contemporary Art Museum at the University of South Florida. Skyway highlights the breadth of artistic practices in the counties served by the organizing museums: Hillsborough, Pinellas, Manatee, Sarasota, and new to the exhibition, Pasco. The exhibition will be on view simultaneously at the four museums.

     

  • Taking Shape: Abstraction from the Arab World, 1950s–1980s​

    On view September 30, 2021 through January 16, 2022

    Taking Shape: Abstraction from the Arab World, 1950s–1980s explores mid-20th-century abstract art from North Africa, West Asia, and the Arab diaspora—a vast geographic expanse that encompasses diverse cultural, ethnic, linguistic, and religious backgrounds. Comprising nearly 80 works by artists from countries including Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Qatar, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the exhibition is drawn from the collection of the Barjeel Art Foundation based in Sharjah, UAE. Inspired by Arabia calligraphy, geometry and mathematics, Islamic decorative patterns, and spiritual practices, they expanded abstraction’s vocabulary—thus complicating its genealogies or origin and altering how we view non-objective art. The paintings, sculpture, drawings, and prints on view  reflect the wide range of nonfigurative art practices that flourished in the Arab world over the course of four decades.

    Taking Shape: Abstraction from the Arab World, 1950s–1980s is organized by Grey Art Gallery, NYU

  • An Irresistible Urge to Create: Florida Outsider Art from the Monroe Family Collection

    On view November 4, 2021 through May 22, 2022​

    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. To date, collector Gary Monroe has acquired nearly a thousand pieces of Outsider art, including works by Ruby Williams, Eddy Mumma, Frank Ritchie, and Jesse Aaron. An Irresistible Urge to Create includes 86 works and features objects by several self-taught artists from Florida’s West Coast and Central region. A publication accompanies the exhibition with an essay by Gary Monroe, a discussion by Boca Museum of Art Senior Curator Kathy Goncharov about the changing nomenclature of self-taught and folk artists, and a specially commissioned poem by Campbell McGrath about artists’ urge to create.

    An Irresistible Urge to Create: Florida Outsider Art from the Monroe Family Collection is organized by the Boca Raton Museum of Art.

    Untitled, n.d.

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

    Untitled, n.d.

    Bryant “Bubba” Gowens, (American, 1918-2003), Marker and glitter on wood. 12 ¾ x 41 ¾ inches. Courtesy of the Monroe Family Collection.

    Untitled, n.d.

    Alyne Harris (American, b. 1943), Paint on canvas. 24 x 36 inches. Courtesy of the Monroe Family Collection.

    Untiitled, n.d.

    Ed Ott (American, 1914-1997), Acrylic on canvas. 11 x 14 inches. Courtesy of the Monroe Family Collection