• White Gold: Thomas Sayre

    On view January 23 through May 17, 2020

    White Gold is an immersive installation by artist Thomas Sayre (American, b. 1950) that depicts a cotton-filled Southern landscape. The work intends to express the beauty, the complexity, and the tragedy of our embroiled agricultural traditions. Cotton is one of the nation’s most contentious and layered materials, and one with which almost every American has a personal relationship, either directly or indirectly. Inevitably, it is linked to the economic, racial, and social history of the region and its people. Sayre’s White Gold refers to cotton and a reverence for the land, the labor, and the people (forced or unforced) who made cotton their livelihood. The installation is a fierce expression of the Southern landscape: its magnificence and the haunting pain of history, memory, and ultimately, belonging.


    White Gold: Thomas Sayre is organized by the
    Mississippi Museum of Art and
    the Contemporary Art Museum of Raleigh.


    Installation view of White Gold, 2016-17

    Thomas Sayre (American, b. 1950), Mixed media. Dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist. © 2017 Thomas Sayre / Clearscapes

  • Modern Women: Modern Vision, Works from the Bank of America Collection

    On view February 20 through May 24, 2020

    Since photography’s inception in the mid-nineteenth century, women have stood among its artistic and technological pioneers. Modern Women : Modern Vision features 100 works from the Bank of America Collection by leading artists of the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. The exhibition is organized in six thematic sections: Modernist Innovators, Documentary Photography and the New Deal, Photo League, Modern Masters, Exploring the Environment, and The Global Contemporary Lens. Each section examines the photographers’ role in forging new directions and methods in photography, as well as how the medium has evolved with the advent of new digital and studio practices.  Artists featured in this exhibition include Berenice Abbott, Diane Arbus, Tina Barney, Bernd Becher and Hilla Becher, Margaret Bourke-White, Esther Bubley, Imogen Cunningham, Rineke Dijkstra, Candida Höfer, Barbara Kruger, Dorothea Lange, Nikki S. Lee, Helen Levitt, Sonia Handelman Meyer, DoDo Jin Ming, Ruth Orkin, Cindy Sherman, Carrie Mae Weems, and others.



    Presented By



    This Exhibition has been loaned through the
    Bank of America
    Art in our Communities program.

    Father & Sons, 1996

    Tina Barney (American, b. 1945), Negative 1996, printed 2006. Color coupler print. 48 x 60 inches. Bank of America Collection. © Tina Barney. Image courtesy Kasmin Gallery.

  • Skyway 2020: A Contemporary Collaboration

    On view June 25 through October 11, 2020

    Skyway: A Contemporary Collaboration 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, 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 2020 exhibition, Pasco. The exhibition will be on view simultaneously at the four museums starting in Summer 2020.

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