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Russell Young, Marilyn Glamour, 2010, Screenprint, acrylic, and diamond dust on linen, Purchased through the Art Resource Trust, PMoA Permanent Collection 2013.6.2 © Russell Young

Forever Young: A Retrospective

Saturday, December 12, 2015  • Exhibitions, Uncategorized, Upcoming Exhibitions

December 12, 2015 – March 27, 2016 Dorothy Jenkins Gallery Russell Young’s exploration of American counter culture represents a journey that bares witness to both the excess and ambition that has helped shape the “American…

Michiko Fujii Fowler, Gaming the Frame, 2015, Mixed media © Michiko Fujii Fowler

Matter Makes Space: Michiko Fujii Fowler

Saturday, December 12, 2015  • Exhibitions, Upcoming Exhibitions

December 12, 2015 – March 27, 2016 Gallery II Award winning Japanese 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 – January 24, 2016 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…

James Abbott 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

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

August 22, 2015 – December 13, 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…

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

the unPainting

August 18 – November 1, 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”

August 15 – November 22, 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

Tuesday, July 7, 2015  • Exhibitions, Previous Exhibitions

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…

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