Art: Site Matters: Proposed Installations for the New TMA - Tuesday, October 7

Tampa Museum of Art opens the first exhibit of its 29th season, Site Matters: Proposed Installations for the New TMA. Five artists display sketches, drawings, three-dimensional models, and material samples that serve as proposals for site-specific sculptural installations reacting to the facility's design by San Francisco architect Stanley Saitowitz, or relating to the museum's art collection. Among the proposed pieces by Florida artists are an installation expanding upon TMA's ancient and contemporary art by Leslie Fry, an outdoor sculpture inspired by the museum's location on Hillsborough River by Joe Griffith, and a glass architectural form that explores the marriage of architecture and water by collaborative artists Carol Mickett and Robert Stackhouse. Finally, Maine sculptor Michael Shaughnessy weighs in with a large, environmentally-oriented, sustainability-minded sculpture. Once the new facility opens, one or more of the proposals will be commissioned sometime in 2010. The works are on display through Jan. 3, TMA Interim Location, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tues.-Sat., 2306 N. Howard Ave., Tampa, free admission (donations accepted), 813-259-1718.

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