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Michiko Fujii Fowler, Untitled, from the series Matter Makes Space, wood, canvas, pastel on panel, 2009

Matter Makes Space: Michiko Fujii Fowler

Saturday, December 12, 2015  • Exhibitions, Upcoming Exhibitions

December 12, 2015 – March 26, 2016 Gallery II Award winning Japanese-American artist Michiko Fujii Fowler explores how space is altered by the painting process. She is intrigued by a painting’s duality of space: the…

Tony Guinn, Untitled, 2011, HTC Android Photograph


Saturday, November 7, 2015  • Exhibitions, Upcoming Exhibitions

November 7, 2015 Murray & Ledger Galleries Through the evolution of the mobile device, fine art photography has undergone a reformation. Whereas the digital camera shifted photography from a time-intensive chemical process to a more…

James Abbot McNeill Whistler, Long Venice, c.1879-1880, Etching on laid paper, Gift of Mr. Cloud Wampler, SUAC 1963.1022, Courtesy of the Syracuse University Art Collection

An American in Venice: James McNeill Whistler and His Legacy

Saturday, October 10, 2015  • Exhibitions, Upcoming Exhibitions

Organized by the Syracuse University Art Collection October 10 – December 5, 2015, Gallery II In 1879 American artist James McNeill Whistler arrived in Italy with a commission from the Fine Arts Society of London to…

Hansen Mulford, Woods near Jupiter Springs, 1990, Oil on linen, PMoA Permanent Collection 1990.89, Gift of the friends of Selma and Lester Wishnatzki in honor of their 50th wedding anniversary

Other Destinations

Exhibition opens August 22, 2015 Perkins Gallery Other Destinations is curated from the Polk Museum of Art permanent collection and celebrates the allure of “somewhere else.” Formed as a counterpart to the current major exhibition…

Mekons, Oh, Noe, Jo, 1994, Etching, PMoA Permanent Collection 2003.5.4, Gift of the Mekons

the unPainting

August 18 – October 25, 2015 Murray & Ledger Galleries The western tradition of printmaking began as paper became widely available around 1400 CE. The art form had been prevalent in the East for centuries,…

Carol Prusa, Wreath, 2007, Silverpoint, graphite, Titanium White and Mars Black paint, PMoA Permanent  Collection 2010.4, Gift of Dr. Harold and Bernice Steinbaum © Carol Prusa

Collection Spotlight: Carol Prusa’s “Wreath”

On view starting August 15, 2015 Hollis Gallery Carol Bensema Prusa grew up in the Chicago area. She earned a B.S. in Biocommunications/Medical Illustration from the University of Illinois in 1980. Her MFA (Painting, Drawing) was…

A telegram from "John F." to Forrest Myers regarding the Moon Museum.

Moon Museum

July 7, 2015 – October 3, 2015 Gallery II Following the triumphant return from its blockbuster U.S. Department of State and National Geographic-sponsored presentation last year at the National Gallery of Art in Tbilisi, Georgia…

Louis Aston Knight (1873-1948), Path Along the River, Oil on canvas, From the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Kasten

Destinations in Paintings: The Kasten Collection

July 7 – December 6, 2015 Dorothy Jenkins Gallery & Gallery II Exhibition organized through the generosity of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Kasten. Alex and Barbara Kasten have been collecting art for decades. This exhibition…

Tinia Clark, "Lost in Paradise," 2014.

Dual Abstraction

Saturday, April 18, 2015  • Exhibitions, Previous Exhibitions

April 18 – August 1, 2015 Murray & Ledger Galleries Tinia Clark (Winter Haven) and Gregory Jones (Lakeland) are award-winning artists whose works have earned them a local following. Clark, a native Floridian, initially studied…

Margo Humphrey, The Last Bar-B-Que, 1989, Lithograph, © 2011 Margo Humphrey, Permanent Loan from David C. Driskell Collection

African American Art Since 1950

Saturday, March 21, 2015  • Exhibitions, Previous Exhibitions

Perspectives from the David C. Driskell Center   March 21, 2015 – June 27, 2015 Dorothy Jenkins Gallery & Gallery II African American Art Since 1950: Perspectives from the David C. Driskell Center, an exhibition…

Faith Ringgold, The Sunflower Quilting Bee at Arles, 1996, Nine-color lithograph, 22" x 30", PMoA Permanent Collection 1997.17, Museum Purchase through the General Acquisition Fund, Faith Ringgold © 1996


Saturday, March 7, 2015  • Exhibitions, Previous Exhibitions

March 7 – August 16, 2015 Perkins Gallery African American culture is embedded in a rich and complex history. It is impossible to deny the influence African American culture has had on the progressive nature…

Jose Bedia, Lucero Negro, 1993, Acrylic on paper, Gift of Lisa Ludwigsen in memory of Frida Rahbek, PMoA Permanent Collection 1995.24

Fur and Feather

Saturday, January 31, 2015  • Exhibitions, Previous Exhibitions

January 31 – April 11, 2015 Murray and Ledger Galleries In 1970, British veterinarian and writer James Herriot published his first of two novels chronicling his experiences with animals and their owners. If Only They…

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