• 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.

     

     

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

     

    Untitled Film Still #50, 1979

    Cindy Sherman (American, b. 1954), Gelatin silver print. 8 1/4 x 12 inches. Bank of America Collection. Courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures, New York

    Untitled, 2000

    Hellen Van Meene (Dutch, born 1972), Color coupler print. 15 3/8 x 15 3/8 inches. Bank of America Collection. © Hellen Van Meene. Courtesy of the artist and Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York.

    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.

  • 14th Congressional District and Next Generation High School Art Competition

    On view March 7th through April 19th, 2020

    This annual high school art exhibition features exemplary work created by high school students throughout the 14th Congressional District and Hillsborough County. Students compete for two top prizes: the Museum Choice Award and the Congressional Choice Award. The artwork selected for the Congressional Choice Award will continue to represent the district in the National Congressional High School Art Competition, hanging in the Cannon Tunnel of the U.S. Capitol for one year. Additionally, the recipient of this award receives a trip to Washington, D.C. to attend the National Awards Ceremony in June 2020.

    The 14th Congressional District and Next Generation High School Art Competition is presented in partnership with the Office of U.S. Representative, Kathy Castor.

     

     

     

     

    Special thanks to the judging committee and award sponsors for their support

    Arts Council of Hillsborough County

    Florida Museum of Photographic Arts

    Florida Watercolor Society

    Hillsborough County Public Schools

    Southwest Airlines

    Sunkissed

    Zayne Jack. Digital Drawing. 18 x 13.5 inches. Steinbrenner High School, Grade 12. Art Teacher: Kyle Wolf.

    Contemporary Peruvian Art Jewelry

    Gabriella Pierre. Fiber Art Jewelry. 16 x 24 x 4 inches. Tampa Preparatory School, Grade 12. Art Teacher: Elle Ashworth.

    Self-Portrait

    Kiara Vazquez-Valentin. Acrylic on Canvas. 16 x 12 inches. Howard W. Blake High School, Grade 11. Art Teacher: Molly Dressel.

    Aspen Tree Teapot

    Ava Raterman. Clay, Glaze and Underglaze. 8 x 6 x 6 inches. Berkeley Preparatory School, Grade 12. Art Teacher: Sarah Marraffino.

    this exhibition is generously sponsored by

  • Frank Stella: llustrations after
    El Lissitzky’s Had Gadya
    from the Collection of BNY Mellon

    On view April 2 through August 2, 2020

    Frank Stella (American, b. 1936) created the series Illustrations after El Lissitzky’s Had Gadya (1984) after seeing artist El Lissitzky’s artwork at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. Between 1917 and 1919, Lissitzky (Russian, 1890-1941) completed imagery for a children’s book of “Had Gadya”, an allegorical song sung at the close of the Passover Seder. Lissitzky’s modernist interpretation of the traditional song highlighted the influence of the Russian avant-garde in his work, as he depicted characters and scenes in "Had Gadya" with abstract forms and interlocking geometric shapes. Inspired by Lissitzky’s "Had Gadya", Stella produced a suite of prints corresponding to the artist’s imagery. Rather than re-interpret the song, Stella responded to Lissitzky’s abstractions with his own signature vibrant palette and curvilinear gestures. The exhibition Frank Stella: Illustrations after El Lissitzky’s Had Gadya will feature Stella’s complete portfolio of twelve prints, each unique in technique and color.

     

     

     

     

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    Had Gadya: The Butcher Came and Slew the Ox, 1982-84

    Frank Stella (American, b. 1936), Mixed-media relief hand-painted in color. 56 7/8 x 55 3/8 inches. Collection of BNY Mellon. © 2020 Frank Stella / Artists rights Society (ARS), New York.

  • Frank Stella: What You See

    On view April 2 through August 2, 2020

    In conjunction with Frank Stella: Illustrations after El Lissitzky’s Had Gadya, the Tampa Museum of Art is organizing Frank Stella: What You See, a pendant exhibition featuring works by Frank Stella in regional collections, including the Tampa Museum of Art’s permanent collection. The exhibition is inspired by Stella’s quote “What you see is what you see,” the artist’s famed description of his art as noted in a 1964 interview. The intimate selection of works will provide an overview of Stella’s oeuvre from his exploration of minimal forms in the 1960s and 1970s, to the creation of lyrical multi-media compositions in the late 1990s. Frank Stella: What You See will present a snapshot view of one of today’s most influential living artists.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    Sinjerli Variation Squared with Colored Ground III, 1981

    Frank Stella (American, b. 1936), Lithograph and serigraph. 40 x 40 inches. Artist’s proof IX. Tampa Museum of Art, Museum Purchase, 1986.002. © 2020 Frank Stella / Artists rights Society (ARS), New York.

  • HerStory: Stories of Ancient Heroines and Everyday Women

    On view April 25, 2020 through March 28, 2021

    In celebration of the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage, the Tampa Museum of Art presents a series of exhibitions focused on the achievements of women in the arts. HerStory: Stories of Ancient Heroines and Everyday Women explores the story of women in the ancient world 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, their myths and stories, from Aphrodite and Athena to Amazon Warriors to women of the everyday. These roles will be examined through the museum’s collection of statues, fragments, vessels, and objects from daily life.

    Red-Figure Handleless Loutrophoros (Ritual Water Vessel)

    Attributed to the White Saccos Painter. South Italian, Apulian, ca. 330 BC. Ceramic. H: 41 inches. Tampa Museum of Art, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Sahlman, 1987.037. Photographer: Orestis Kourakis.

  • Sketches and Sculptures: A Study of C. Paul Jennewein

    On view May 16, 2020 through February 28, 2021

    Active throughout the early to mid-20th century, sculptor C. Paul Jennewein created works that ranged from intimate small-scale bronze sculptures to major architectural projects. His creations reveal the inspiration of the ancient world while also engaging with the new sculptural styles of his time, merging Art Deco with the neo-classical tradition. In 1978, the Tampa Bay Art Center, predecessor of the Tampa Museum of Art, received a bequest of 2,600 objects including finished artworks, as well as preparatory drawings, plaster casts, and molds. The exhibition Sketches and Sculptures: A Study of C. Paul Jennewein presents an overview of the artist’s prolific career and his archive at the Tampa Museum of Art.

    Repose, 1920

    C. Paul Jennewein (German-American, 1890-1978). Bronze. H. 10 inches. Tampa Museum of Art, Bequest of C. Paul Jennewein,1983.300.004.

  • SKYWAY: A Contemporary Collaboration 2020

    On view June 25 through October 25, 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, 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 2020 exhibition, Pasco. The exhibition will be on view simultaneously at the four museums starting in Summer 2020.

     

     

     

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