Season of Love at the Tampa Museum of Art

Three new exhibits from antiquity to modern-day.

click to enlarge LOVE (Red Blue Green), 1966-1998. Polychrome aluminum, edition AP 2 of 2; 96 x 96 x 48 inches (243.8 x 243.8 x 121.9 cm). Private Collection. © 2018 Morgan Art Foundation Ltd. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photograph courtesy of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY. - Robert Indiana (American, 1928-2018)
Robert Indiana (American, 1928-2018)
LOVE (Red Blue Green), 1966-1998. Polychrome aluminum, edition AP 2 of 2; 96 x 96 x 48 inches (243.8 x 243.8 x 121.9 cm). Private Collection. © 2018 Morgan Art Foundation Ltd. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photograph courtesy of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY.

Later this week, the Tampa Museum of Art will kick off its "Season of Love" with the unveiling of Patricia Cronin's Aphrodite Reimagined, a commissioned sculpture that evokes images of a more Hellenic time — and fits right in with the TMA's well-known antiquities collection (y'all have seen it, right?). 

Also making its way into "Seasons of Love" in September will be Yayoi Kusama’s LOVE IS CALLING. This is one of Kusama's Infinity Rooms, a series of patterns and mirrors for which Kusama's well-known. 

The season ends with a retrospective of Robert Indiana’s sculpture, as well as never-before-exhibited work from the artists, LOVE.  

All of these exhibits reinforce TMA's ongoing love affair with classical antiquity — and its commitment to modern and contemporary art.

The Vinick family — Jeff and Penny Vinik — will sponsor this season.

“Through the generosity of the Vinik Family Foundation, the Tampa Museum of Art is pleased to present the Season of Love with a fall lineup of three outstanding special exhibitions,” said Michael Tomor, the Museum’s Executive Director. “Each exhibition explores the theme of love at a different point in art history and, in so doing, contributes to the Museum’s mission of providing opportunities to discover ancient, modern and contemporary art.” 


Patricia Cronin, Aphrodite, and the Lure of Antiquity: Conversations with the Collection: Aug. 16-Jan. 6

Yayoi Kusama: LOVE IS CALLING: Sept. 28-Feb. 14

Robert Indiana: A Sculpture Retrospective: Oct. 25-Mar. 17
Tampa Museum of Art, 120 W. Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa | Mon.-Wed. & Fri.: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thurs. & fourth Fri., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; and Sat.-Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | $15; $7.50, seniors, military & Florida teachers; $5, students; free, members, college students with ID and kids under 6 813-274-8130 | tampamuseum.org


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Cathy Salustri

Cathy's portfolio includes pieces for Visit Florida, USA Today and regional and local press. In 2016, UPF published Backroads of Paradise, her travel narrative about retracing the WPA-era Florida driving tours that was featured in The New York Times. Cathy speaks about Florida history for the Osher Lifelong Learning...
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