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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

Monday, July 6, 2015  • Exhibitions, Upcoming Exhibitions

July 6 – December 5, 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…

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

African American Art Since 1950: Perspectives from the David C. Driskell Center

Saturday, March 21, 2015  • Exhibitions, Upcoming Exhibitions

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 in which works by renowned artists such as…

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, Upcoming 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…

O Sole Mio! Vires, Artes, Mores - To My Sunshine State

Revival: Paintings by Gabrielle Wu Lee

December 13, 2014 – March 14, 2015 Dorothy Jenkins Gallery The late Chinese-American artist Gabrielle Wu Lee described her paintings as works of “dynamic expressionism.” Her works beautifully meld Eastern traditions and modern Western aesthetics…

Kathy Sosa, Chile Lillies, Huipiles, 2007, 36" x 50", Oil portrait collage

Her Self: Works by Kathy Sosa

Exhibition organized through Katharine T. Carter & Associates. December 13, 2014 – March 14, 2015 Gallery II Inspired by contemporary folk art and the American southwest, Kathy Sosa’s artistic style is characterized by prismatic color…

Abbott Miller & Ellen Lupton, On, Photogravure 16/60, PMoA Permanent Collection 1999.23.1, Graphicstudio Subscription Purchase through the Kent Harrison Memorial Acquisition Fund

Produced In-House: PMoA’s Graphicstudio Collection

October 18, 2014 – February 26, 2015 Perkins Gallery Founded in 1968, the University of South Florida’s Graphicstudio has earned a reputation among international artists as a place to brainstorm and produce new cutting-edge works…

Sarah Brewington Baulac, Human, Still, 2014, Digital photograph

Working Title: A Faculty Exhibition

September 27 – January 24 Murray and Ledger Galleries Polk Museum of Art is excited and proud to announce its first ever exhibition of works by the accomplished arts faculty at two of Polk County’s prestigious…

Design Proposal: Two Door Sports Car, Elia Russinoff, 1953, Colored pencil on black paper, From the Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Collection

Future Retro: Drawings from the Great Age of American Automobiles

Friday, September 19, 2014  • Exhibitions, Previous Exhibitions

Organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston September 20 – December 6, 2014 Dorothy Jenkins Gallery and Gallery II This exhibition, comprised of 105 drawings from the collection of Frederick A. Sharf, showcases the…

Richard Florsheim, Paris (aka La Seine a Paris, 1963, Color lithograph, PMoA Permanent Collection 2004.8.14, Gift of the Richard Florhseim Art Fund

Remembering Florsheim

Friday, July 25, 2014  • Exhibitions, Previous Exhibitions

July 26 – October 12, 2014 Perkins Gallery Richard Florsheim (1916-1979) was a prominent American printmaker, painter, sculptor, educator and writer. He graduated from the University of Chicago before studying art at the Museum of…

Damien Hirst, Psalm Print, Domine, in Virtue tua, 2010, Screenprint with diamond dust, Purchased through the Art Resource Trust, PMoA Permanent Collection 2013.6.1

Collected Color

Saturday, June 21, 2014  • Exhibitions, Previous Exhibitions

June 21 – September 13, 2014 Gallery II Color is an important part of our world. It allows us to visually recognize, relate, and interact with our surroundings. Because of its enormous impact on how…

Richard Sexton, Ascension, Quadtone pigment print

Terra Incognita: Photographs of America’s Third Coast

Saturday, June 21, 2014  • Exhibitions, Previous Exhibitions

June 21-September 13 On loan from the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans, La., this exhibition is a photographic project of 15 years’ duration (1991-2006) by nationally recognized photographer and author Richard Sexton.…

Kenny Scharf, Space Travel, 2002, Line-etching and aquatint with spit-bite aquatint, PMoA Permanent Collection 2002.21.4, Gift of Norma Canelas and William D. Roth


Friday, May 2, 2014  • Exhibitions, Previous Exhibitions

May 3 – August 2, 2014 Murray & Ledger Galleries Ekphrasis is a rhetorical exercise first practiced by the ancient Greeks. Essentially, it is a method of creating a new artwork as directly related to or…

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