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
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