Two New Exhibitions At The Tampa Museum of Art

Andy Warhol (American, 1928-1987)
Flowers (II.64-73?), edition ?, 1970
Screenprint
38 1/8 x 38 1/8 in.
2006.161
Collection of Jordan D. Schnitzer
© 2015 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

 

Museums are great spots to take cover from the sweltering temperatures and humidity of the summer in Tampa Bay. The Tampa Museum of Art is excited to introduce the Tampa Bay community to two new summer exhibitions, The American Spirit: American Painting and Sculpture from the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, and In Living Color: Andy Warhol and Contemporary Printmaking from the collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his Family Foundation.

 

John George Brown (British, active USA, 1831-1913)
Pull for the Shore, n.d.
Oil on canvas
24 x 39 3/4 in.
Santa Barbara Museum of Art. Gifts from the Estate of Mrs. Stanley McCormick, Norman Hirschl and the American Federation of Arts to the Preston Morton Collection by exchange 1971.18

 

American Spirit: Paintings and Sculpture from the Santa Barbara Museum of Art explores the majestic panoramic landscapes illustrating the relationship between spirituality, nature and humankind of the 19th century through the early 20th century,” said Tampa Museum of Art Executive Director, Michael Tomor. “The images of the industrial urban centers of the Regionalists painting along the North Eastern seaboard, from Philadelphia to New York City, The American Spirit reflects the remarkable talents of American painters from the Hudson River School to The Eight, as well as, the  incredible holdings of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art.” The more than 50 paintings and eight sculptures highlight rendered landscapes, everyday objects and narrates an important chapter in American cultural history by artists including Thomas Cole, John Kensett, Albert Bierstadt, Robert Henri and John Sloan.

 

Frederic Remington (American, 1861-1909)
The Mountain Man, 1903
Bronze
28 5/8 x 11 x 12 1/2 in.
Santa Barbara Museum of Art. Gift of Mrs. Charles A. Smolt in memory of Malcolm McNaghton 1962.40

 

Also on exhibit are works by Andy Warhol (1928-1987), who was the central figure of the American Pop art movement. Included in the exhibit are portraits of Marilyn Monroe and Mao Zadong, the splashy camouflage series and the controversial Electric Chair portfolio.

 

Andy Warhol (American, 1928-1987)
Mao (Series: II.90-94), edition 212/250, 1972
Screenprint
36 x 36 in.
Publisher: Castelli Graphics and Multiples, Inc., New York
2000.123a
Collection of the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation
© 2015 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

 

Andy Warhol (American, 1928-1987)
Electric Chair (II.74), edition 183/250, 1971
Screenprint
35 1/2 x 48 in.
Publisher: Bruno Bischofberger, Zurich, Switzerland
2002.82a
Collection of the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation
© 2015 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

 

In Living Color illustrates the next chapter of American ingenuity, post 1960, as prints are elevated to a Fine Art under the influence and talents of Andy Warhol through his printmaking and screen printing process, across three decades,” said Tomor. “Works by Chuck Close, Keith Haring and Frank Stella, round out this collection of works from Pop culture through Post Modern thinking of American icons.” In Living Color is divided into five sections — experimentation, emotion, experience, subversion, and attitude. In each, Warhol’s work is placed in conversation with that of other artists of the postwar era, who use color as a tool to shape how we interpret and respond to images. Warhol’s omnivorous curiosity resulted in an enormous body of work that spanned every available medium and most importantly, contributed to the collapse of boundaries between high and low culture.
RMP

 


Scenery, Story, Spirit: American Painting and Sculpture from the Santa Barbara Museum of Art  |  Through September 6, 2015  
In Living Color: Andy Warhol and Contemporary Printmaking | Through September 20, 2015
Tickets and information: 813.274.8130 or www.tampamuseum.org


 

 

 

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