Floridaphile author and photographer brings his outsider art collection to Tampa in November

Gary Monroe brings his collection to Tampa Museum of Art.

click to enlarge Gary Monroe (R) in a still from ‘The Last Resort’ trailer. - Official HD Movie Trailers/YouTube
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Gary Monroe (R) in a still from ‘The Last Resort’ trailer.

Florida author/photographer Gary Monroe has written a lot of great books about art made in the Sunshine State over the years, so it’s not terribly surprising that he’s amassed a sizable collection of Florida art along the way. Not surprising, but definitely exciting. Especially considering that a good chunk of his collection is on display at the Tampa Museum of Art starting this November.

An Irresistible Urge to Create: Florida Outsider Art from the Monroe Family Collection.” Nov. 4, 2021-May 22, 2022. Tampa Museum of Art, 120 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa. tampamuseum.org

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About The Author

Jennifer Ring

Jen began her storytelling journey in 2017, writing and taking photographs for Creative Loafing Tampa. Since then, she’s told the story of art in Tampa Bay through more than 200 art reviews, artist profiles, and art features. She believes that everyone can and should make art, whether they’re good at it or not...
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